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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