Happy Birthday Mr. Morse!
Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on April 27 1791.
S. Morse invented the single wire telegraph and, of course the Morse Code language system used around the world.
But like many entrepreneurs, he had to deal with people trying to steal his ideas and overtake him in his quest to finalise the telegraph system.
He is quoted as saying "I have been so constantly under the necessity of watching the movements of the most unprincipled set of pirates I have ever known, that all my time has been occupied in defense, in putting evidence into something like legal shape that I am the inventor of the Electro-Magnetic Telegraph!" Why did he decide to invent it in the first place?
Because the letter telling him that his wife was sick took so long to reach him that she had already died when he received it. How horribly sad.
Did you know...?
Samuel Morse was also a famous painter. One of his projects was painting miniature copies of 38 of the Louvre's famous paintings on a single canvas (6 ft. x 9 ft), which he entitled The Gallery of the Louvre.
So to celebrate Morse's birthday, here's a handmade necklace spelling 'TAURUS' in Morse Code. I think he's approve, don't you?
Necklace is available for sale in my shop (link in bio) or on Etsy www.QuiddityGifts.etsy.com
The picture jasper beads represent this Earth sign, but I've also got a whole rainbow Swarovski crystals and imitation pearls to choose from.
Custom orders with your name or word at no extra cost!