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Charles Vincent Walker (1812-1882 )

Charles Vincent Walker

In 1843, Charles Vincent Walker became secretary to London Electrical Society and from 1845 to 1846 editor of Electrical Magazine.

On the 10th January 1849, as electrician to the South Eastern Railway Company, he submerged a wire, coated with the adhesive juice of the Isonandra Gutta tree, or as it is technically called, a gutta-percha core, along the coast off Dover and conducted a conversation over two miles to the deck of a floating vessel.

He wrote extensively about these earliest submarine telegraphic experiments in his 1849 book, 'Electrical Telegraph manipulation', published in London in 1850.

1845-1882, Electrician to the South-Eastern Railway Company

1850, Member of the British Meteorological Society.

1857-1864; Secretary of the Royal Meteorological Society

1869-1870, president of the Royal Meteorological Society.

1876, C.V. Walker who had been secretary of the Electrical Society became President of the Society of Telegraph Engineers.