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Telegram - From J.W. Jenvey to S.W. Chambers, 1900 Document Reg. No: ST 030308

Telegram sent from Doncaster to Heidelberg by J. W. Jenvey to S. W. Chambers giving information about wireless transmission experiments.

The telgram was handed in for transmission at Heidelberg, on the 17th November, 1900, and from the reference to radio coherers (a detector of radio waves), it seems highly likely that the sender was Henry Walter Jenvey, Telgraph Engineer and Chief Electrician with the Postmaster-General's Department at that time.

The initials on the telegram appear to be J.W. or possibly J.H., which conflicts slightly with H. W. Jenvey. Jenvey is a rather unusual surname, and the fact that this person was undertaking radio experiments at that time, does tend to indicate it was the Departmental Engineer.
Standard Post Office telegram form with handwritten message signed by J. W. Jenvey.
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Unknown from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 223 mm (Width), 140 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: communications, radio broadcasting, radio receivers
Themes this item is part of: Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telegraphy
Tertiary Classification: output
Inscriptions: Handwritten message:
"Twelve ten (12.10) new arrangement great success increases power enormously, have to use insensitive coherers primary and secondary [Illegible] first inside coherer powerful signals will lweave at four no sun got your beam send on marline saw flag
J. W. Jenvey"
Place Depicted: Victoria, Australia
Postmarked: 17 Nov 1900

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