Excerpt from A Handbook of Practical Telegraphy The intention of the Author has been to give information to members of the Telegraph Service, and to those interested in Telegraphy, concerning - The Electrical Laws upon which the system depends: The Methods of discovering Faults: The Practical Management of Apparatus: The Construction of a Line: And the Leading Principles of Submarine Telegraphy. He has attempted to supply in some measure that technical kwledge which has hitherto been attainable only by means of verbal instruction or actual experience; and, with a view of rendering the work more acceptable to practical men, he has purposely avoided scientific terms and formulae, especially in the earlier portion of the work, and elsewhere, when it has been possible to express his meaning without their use. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.