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    Standard time distribution via Western Union
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2003 Apr 17, 22:24 -0700

    Article explaining how time was distributed from the U.S. Naval
    Observatory through the Western Union telegraph network to subscribers
    all over the country, such as jewelry stores. The end user would have
    a special clock synchronized hourly through a Western Union circuit.
    
    http://www.metronet.com/~nmcewen/time.html
    
    That is one of many interesting articles I found on The Telegraph
    Office site. There are some on undersea cable telegraphy too. The one
    about an old salt who worked cable repair is pretty good.
    Unfortunately he doesn't say how they navigated to the cable faults.
    He does complain the cables were sometimes well away from their
    purported locations.
    
    http://fohnix.metronet.com/~nmcewen/tel_off.html
    
    
    

       
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