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Wireless telegraphy at Brockport

27 Feb

In doing some research on William Lennon, a science professor here for many years, and the man for whom Lennon Hall is named, the archivist ran across a piece in the local Brockport Republic from 1901 which mentioned that Professor Lennon had apparatus for wireless telegraphy equipment and was conducting some “interesting experiments.” Wireless telegraphy was a forerunner in a way to radio; it involved sending Morse code wirelessly over the airwaves. Pictured here is Italian radio pioneer Marconi with some wireless telegraphy equipment of the same era as Professor Lennon.

Professor Lennon also ran a weather station at Brockport for many years, a precursor to the meteorology program of today!

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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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