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Subject: Re: Manhattan Project for Electrical Storage Date: 12/3/2012 4:11 PM
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All as a result of funding by the British Post Office.
Private industry never even returned Marconi's letters of request. "
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Ha ha..no
Marconi was an Italian.
He had a business model of sending 'wireless telegrams' from 'rich' folks on ships to shore. He made his millions doing that.
Nothing to do with the British Post Office.


Ha ha ho yourself. Yes, Marconi was Italian. He couldn't get funding in Italy, and he migrated to England. Which is where he got funding. From the British Post Office.

Marconi wrote to the ministry of Post and Telegraphs, which at the time was under the direction of the honorable Pietro Lacava, explaining his wireless telegraph machine and asking for funding. He never received a response to his letter which was eventually dismissed by the minister who wrote "to the Longara" on the document, referring to the insane asylum on via della Lungara in Rome.[12]

In 1896, Marconi spoke with his family friend Carlo Gardini, the United States consulate in Bologna, about leaving Italy to go to England. Gardini wrote a letter to the Ambassador of Italy in London, Annibale Ferrero, explaining who Marconi was and about this extraordinary discoveries. In his response, ambassador Ferrero advised them not to reveal the results until after they had obtained the copyrights. He also encouraged him to come to England where he believed it would be easier to find the necessary funds to convert the findings from Marconi's experiment into a practical use. Finding little interest in his work in Italy, in early 1896 at the age of 21, Marconi traveled to London, accompanied by his mother, to seek support for his work; Marconi spoke fluent English in addition to Italian. While there, he gained the interest and support of William Preece, the Chief Electrical Engineer of the British Post Office.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guglielmo_Marconi

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