Preece, William-Henry, 1834-1913

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Birth 1834-02-15
Death 1913-11-06

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Welch electrical engineer and inventor. Engineer in Chief of the British General Post Office in 1892 and developer of improvements in the railroad signaling system. Preece invented a telegraphy and telephony system similar to Alexander Graham Bell's. Supported of Gugliemo Marconi's wireless discoveries. Knighted in 1899.

From the description of Letters to [S.S.?] McClure from William H. Preece, 1893 May 1 and August 31. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 71320966

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