Wheatstone, Sir Charles

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Wheatstone, Sir Charles (1802–75) English physicist and inventor. In 1843, with William Cooke, he improved the Wheatstone bridge, a device for measuring electrical resistance. In 1837, they patented an electric telegraph. Wheatstone also invented the harmonica and concertina.

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