Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wireless- part of Everday Life: 2001 Centenary 2 pounds Coin


100th Anniversary of Marconi's 1st Wireless Transmission across the Atlantic.
Radio waves decorating centre and outer border while a spark of electricity linking the zeros of the date represents the generation of the signal designed by Robert Evans.
Guglielmo Marconi, with support of Italy in 1896, aged 21, came to England to conduct vital experiments, to file his first wireless patent and to set up in 1987, the world’s first wireless company. Before the turn of the century messages ha d been exchanged between Queen Victoria at Osborne House and the Prince of Wales on the Royal yacht, By June 1901. in the further range of tests, one form Wimereux to Chelmsford and another from Cornwall to Crookhaven, Marconi had crossed both the English channel and the Irish Sea by wireless. His next step was to bridge the Atlantic and m in doing so, he changed the face of the world forever.
Nowhere was the important fo wireless telegraphy more poignantly borne out than in 1912, the 703 survivors of the Titanic owing their lives, according to official opinion, to One Man, Mr. Marconi…and his wonderful invention.


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