Ancient Telegraph Code
gschafer at MEDIAONE.NET
Thu Apr 13 23:16:42 EDT 2000
That's why that enama machine was invented. To break all those codes.
Chris Trask wrote:
> I picked up a very odd book over the weekend entitled "ABC
> Universal Commercial Electric Telegraphic Code", published by the American
> Code Publishing Co. in 1899. It appears to be a manual for a form of
> telegraphic shorthand used by merchants and shipping agents, similar to
> the Q-codes and numerical codes we still use. There are over 25,000 codes
> in this book, and they were able to use either a number or a word. They
> also had to add additional information if there's a "fill in the blank"
> Anyone know the history behind this?
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