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The "Mill"

The "Mill" has been released to the public domain and can be downloaded from the link provided. Many thanks to David J. Ring, Jr., N1EA for his efforts in coordinating this.

The "MILL" is being used by a number of us in the MTC to generate Morse Code at demonstrations, etc. The program can generate Morse code of your choosing and key a serial port so that you can use an interface to drive a sounder. You can also generate Morse code, selecting the 'tone' option and record the tones and at some later time play the tape with the speaker output of the recorder into a simple interface (tone decoder) which in turn can be connected to a key of your KOB. Turn on the recorder and you will generate nice Morse. The program also can generate International Morse code. Jim has been adding to his original program over the years. This program has no other equal!! If you are interested in learning Morse code, this program is for you. Jim also has a simulated sounder sound in his program.

The Mill Download Links

The Mill Courtesy of David J. Ring, Jr.

The Mill - Backup Copy Courtesy of The Morse Telegraph Club

New York Times Morse Wire Last Day 1951
Many thanks to David J. Ring for providing the cleaned up audio. A recording of the last day of operation of the New York Times NYC-Washington, DC leased line in 1951. Published by J. Ralph Graham with added introduction by David J. Ring, Jr. who converted the file to electronic format.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Fascinating account of restoring telegraph service following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake

American Museum of Radio
Check out artifacts of Radio and Telegraph past

Australia Morsecodians Website
MTC's counterpart "Down-Under"; Interesting simularities, too.

Canadian Rail Telegraph
Canadian Telegraph History Page. By R.G. Burnet

Canadian Railroad Historical Association
See what they have at EXPORAIL

Female Telegraphers
A good site for history of the female telegrapher and a lot of resources listed. You need to see this one.

Fons Vanden Berghen's Collection of "TELEGRAPHS FROM EUROPE"
This approximately 300 color photographs, including many of the ones presented in Fons's book on telegraphy in Europe.

George M. Phelps
John Casale, AB chapter, has put up a website containing the history of Phelps contribution to the telegraph.

All about insulators and collecting; photos of very rare and old telegraph insulators. Also, Frank Pope's book "Modern Practice of the Electric Telegraph. NOTE: This link is currently broken! If you have an updated link, please let us know!"

John Casale's Telegraph History Website and Articles
If you have not read any of John's writings, you are in for a treat. And it is all telegraph related! Of particular interest regarding telegraph instruments, go to this site and click on the Bunnell vs Bunnell story. The story is rather interesting. However, watch for a photograph of the cover of a Bunnell catalogue and in the black outline under the photograph is a link listed in red color on black, which old eyes may miss. Click on the link just described and you will taken to the index of the catalogue. Find page one and start there. At the bottom of each page there is a link to the next page.

Midwest Signal Corps and United States Military Telegraph (USMT)
The Signal Corps and Telegraph detachment in the heart of the midwest associated with the Ohio Valley Civil War Association. See the Beardslee Telegraph Machine as it was reproduced! Very Informative!

Missouri Pacific RR Memories
"Depots - Steam Engines - Telegraphers." While sounding like a railroad page, it has more to do with RR telegraphy. Stories and pictures of depots and telegraph operators. Even has a copy of a seniority roster. Check it out!

MTC's Florida Chapter Website
Website home of our 'FX' chapter

MTC's Southern California Chapter Website
Website home of our 'SQ' chapter

MTC's Spokane Chapter Website
Website home of our "SK" chapter. Read the current issue of "The 'SK' Telegrapher"

River Junction Trade Company
River Junction Trade Company. Good source for authentic late 1800/early 1900 clothing. They even have authentic LEATHER visors (under saloon supplies). Outfit yourself with authentic costume at your next demo!

N7CFO Newsletter
Lynn Burlingame has been collecting telegraph instruments for over 20 years. He has written a newsletter- the "N7CFO Keyletter" since 1992. His website is worthy of your visit.

Samuel F. B. Morse - As Presented by Locust Grove

SCARD - Civil War Signal Corps
SIGNAL CORPS ASSOCIATION (1860-1865) & Its Re-enactment Division SCARD Scholarly site researching the birth of modern military telecommunication with representatives nationwide. Studies include: wire telegraphy, flag/torch/rocket systems, cipher codes & more!

Smithsonian's History of Western Union
Smithsonian Institute's register of historic items donated by W.U. The page is long and will take a bit to load; most of the content will be of interest only to historians, but it does contain a good comprehensive history of W.U.

Sparks Telegraph Review

Speedwell - Historic Speedwell
National historic site of Alfred Vail.  Make sure to check out the telegraph page!

Telegraph Lore
Greg Raven's site "Dedicated to the study of all aspects of Morse Telegraphy."

Telegraphy on the Internet
Sid Vaughan and a few others have been chatting via the telegraph on the internet. Sid's website is no longer up, but you can get some of the same information on our website about this subject.

The Aurora Borealis and the Telegraph
(WARNING THIS LINK APPEARS TO BE DOWN) Interesting information on the effects the "Northern Lights" have had on telegraphic communications

The Electromagnetic Telegraph
"A technical history of the 19th-century electromagnetic telegraph, with special reference to the origin and variety of the alphabets, or codes, that were used." Composed by Dr. James B. Calvert, Associate Professor Emeritus of Engineering, University of Denver. Registered Professional Engineer, State of Colorado No.12317

The J. H. Bunnell & Company Website
Yes, indeed, still in business today

Telephone Equipment in Railway Applications
This is an excellent site on telephone equipment used in railroad applications. Lots of good information!

The Telegraph Office
Neal McEwen's Treasure Trove of Landline and Wireless telegraphy and instrument collecting.  Along with Tom Perera's site below, Neal has had an internet museum for a number of years.  The W1TP and Neal's Telegraph Office are both "must visit" websites.

Tom Perera, W1TP, Telegraph & Scientific Instrument Museums
Tom has an extensive collection of links and lots of reference about keys from a historical sense.  Includes photographs, drawings, data, links, etc.