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Who invented wire for conducting electricity? #56529
09/24/05 09:44 AM
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Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Who invented wire for conducting electricity?

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Always heard copper wire was invented by 2 lawyers fighting over a penny. [Linked Image]

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iwire  Offline
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NORCAL, that is very funny. [Linked Image]

You got me laughing out loud over that. [Linked Image]


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There is evidence to suggest that batteries were used for electroplating in Persia (Iran) a couple thousand years ago. This would suggest that wires have been in use for quite a long time.

See http://www.iranchamber.com/history/articles/parthian_battery.php or do a search for 'parthian battery'

-Jon

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The English physicist Stephen Gray discovered electrical conductivity in 1729

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I was told that copper was the original telegraph wire- replaced by steel for strength.

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I thought everyone knew it was Benjamin Flintstone.

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