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Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), Scientist and inventor

Sitter in 7 portraits
Prolific inventor; made many improvements to telegraphs, and contributions to acoustics and electrical science; Professor of Experimental Physics, Kings College, London, for 40 years, but disliked teaching and never gave any lectures; also invented the stereoscope, the concertina and the polar clock.

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Sir Charles Wheatstone

by William Brockedon
chalk, 1837
NPG 2515(84)


Sir Charles Wheatstone and his family

by Antoine Claudet
stereoscopic daguerreotype, arched top, circa 1851-1852
NPG P154


Sir Charles Wheatstone

by Antoine Claudet
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG x32952


Sir Charles Wheatstone

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x15440


Sir Charles Wheatstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1871
NPG Ax18209



published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132901