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#56529 - 09/24/05 10:44 AM Who invented wire for conducting electricity?  
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Who invented wire for conducting electricity?

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#56530 - 09/24/05 11:26 AM Re: Who invented wire for conducting electricity?  
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#56531 - 09/24/05 11:43 AM Re: Who invented wire for conducting electricity?  
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#56532 - 09/24/05 11:57 AM Re: 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]


#56533 - 09/24/05 12:04 PM Re: Who invented wire for conducting electricity?  
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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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#56534 - 09/24/05 12:08 PM Re: Who invented wire for conducting electricity?  
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#56535 - 09/24/05 01:36 PM Re: Who invented wire for conducting electricity?  
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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


#56536 - 09/24/05 01:45 PM Re: Who invented wire for conducting electricity?  
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The English physicist Stephen Gray discovered electrical conductivity in 1729


#56537 - 09/24/05 01:57 PM Re: Who invented wire for conducting electricity?  
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I was told that copper was the original telegraph wire- replaced by steel for strength.


#56538 - 09/29/05 10:03 PM Re: Who invented wire for conducting electricity?  
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I thought everyone knew it was Benjamin Flintstone.


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