Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Samuel Morse. Jeremiah Gurney.
Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse

New York: J. Gurney & Son, No date. Loose leaf. Photo Card (3 1/2 x 6 1/2"). Stereo view of Samuel Morse (1791–1872) by Jeremiah Gurney. Two photographs (3 3/8 x 2 5/8") pasted to official J. Gurney & Son, 5th Ave, cor. 16th St. New York, photo card from the Harold Seton Collection. Morse was an American and inventor. Having established himself as a portrait painter, Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system. He vigorously and successfully fought to be named the sole inventor of the electromagnetic telegraph and received the patent for the telegraph in 1847 in Istanbul, issued by Sultan Abdülmecid, after having received seven US patents for the improvement of the telegraph between 1840 and 1849. In 1853 the Telegraph Patent case O'Reilly vs. Morse came before the U.S. Supreme Court and was decided in Morse's favor. This legal precedent became the foundation of the law governing the eligibility of computer program-implemented inventions. Photographs slightly rubbed with pencil and inked notations on back. Very good condition. Item #44750

Price: $450.00

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