DID SAMUEL F B MORSE STEAL TELEGRAPH KEY FROM
WM F COOKE? - PART 8 OF 8
The manuscript book has been lost for almost two centuries. The work found in Cooke's journal was executed between the years 1836 and 1842. The journal originated in England, yet was found in America.
The Cooke journal was brought to America in late 1842 by William Fothergill Cooke's machinist Frederick Kerby who had worked for the Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph invention partnership between 1836 and 1842.
Frederick Kerby as well was the primary witness in the legal arbitration between Cooke and Wheatstone that arose from Cooke's dissatisfaction with Wheatstone over equal proprietary credit to the invention of the Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph. This occurred between 1840 and 1841. This accounts for why Kerby had physical possession of the Cooke journal just after the arbitration was concluded.
When coming to America in 1842 with his wife Charlott, Kerby stayed in NYC for a short period, before moving on to settle for 25 years in New London, Ontario, Canada.
Later, after the Civil War, Kerby and family returned to America and settled in central Long Island at Ronkonkoma, NY. Kerby entered into the mercantile business and eventually became a house, wagonand sign painter - never going back to the machinist trade.
When the lowly former machinist cum house painter Frederick Kerby died in 1894, there were two primary obituaries: One in the prestigious The New York Times and also one in The Electrician.
Strangely, both obituaries stated that Kerby had been ''associated" with American telegraph inventor Samuel F. B. Morse. Even more strange and unusual was that each article failed to mention Kerby's prior 'association' to Cooke and Wheatstone!
The Cooke telegraph journal has 2 pages of inked drawings of telegraph keys. Each are identical in concept to Morse's "Vail Lever Correspondent Telegraph Key" that Morse introduced in 1844 before the US Congress - 2 years AFTER Kerby came to NY and briefly stayed there.
Did Morse steal the idea for his "Vail" telegraph after seeing the Cooke journal page entries for the Cooke telegraph key? Was Kerby given some money for the use of Cooke's drawings - before he headed off to settle in Canada?
If so, any of these actions would clearly constitute an incidence of industrial espionage!
Later, after the Civil War, when Kerby and family had returned to America and settled in central Long Island, NY, Kerby entered into the mercantile business and eventually became a house, sign and wagon painter - never going back to the machinist trade. He certainly no longer had any 'association' with Morse. That 'association' cited in his 1894 obituaries only apparently occurred in 1842 when census records show he left England and also, which happens to be the last dated entry in the Journal by Cooke.
Richard Warren Lipack, the American based international historian, antique artifacts dealer and archivist discovered inventor Cooke's manuscript telegraph builder's journal in the late 1990's in America - thousands of miles from where it was created.
It took approximately 10 years to finally authenticate that the journal was indeed the the work of William Fothergill Cooke - who had worked between 1836 and 1840 with Professor Charles Wheatstone of King's College, London - to perfect the first commercially based working binary electric telegraph communications system in the world.
The inventive effort by Cooke as entered into his work journal became the primary basis to all electronic communications that we have in modern times today, including the Internet - and now we find out - was also likely behind the famous Morse telegraph key!
In this short video, Richard Warren Lipack reveals a part of the story behind this important discovery he has made in this most significant realm of man's history. It is this story that has never been told - because story was completely lost until the journal was recently found, discovered and deciphered by Richard Warren Lipack.
At the website www.WilliamFothergillCooke.com this full miraculous story is now to be told for the very first time, in parts and revealed from the actual pages of the Cooke journal for scholars, students and historians the world over to study and discuss.
The world's communications history has been re-written and re-defined. The story is entitled: INTERNATIONAL TREASURE: THE LOST JOURNAL OF WILLIAM FOTHERGILL COOKE.
This is how modern civilization as we know it began.
The world's communications history, both European and American - is being re-written and re-defined.
This final video of the eight video clips shown herein is a sample clip taken from the full 2 1/2 hour video documentary produced and directed by Richard Warren Lipack.
The full 2 1/2 hour documentary will soon be made available for study along with all pages of the Cooke journal itself through a "Premium Content" subscription.
IT IS HERE AT WilliamFothergillCooke.com THAT PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS ALIKE CAN BEGIN TO ACHIEVE FULL ACCESS TO ALL OF THE NEW HISTORICAL REVELATIONS & RAMIFICATIONS OF THIS EXCITING NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY!
INTERNATIONAL TREASURE: THE LOST JOURNAL OF WILLIAM FOTHERGILL COOKE
THE GENESIS OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS