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Thomas J. Wilmot (1851-1904)


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'''1904 Obituary <ref> [[1904 Institution of Electrical Engineers: Obituaries]] </ref>
'''1904 Obituary <ref> [[1904 Institution of Electrical Engineers: Obituaries]] </ref>


THOMAS J. WILMOT, superintendent of the [[Commercial Cable Co|Commercial Cable Company's]] station at Waterville, Ireland, died April 12, after an illness
of three weeks.


Born in London, in September, 1851, Mr. Wilmot commenced his
telegraph career by entering the service of the [[Electric and International Telegraph Co|Electric and International Telegraph Company]] in 1866.
In 1874 he entered the service
of the Direct United States Cable Company, and in 1884 that of the
Commercial Cable Company, in which year he was appointed superintendent
of the Boston office of the latter company.
In 1885 he was
appointed superintendent of the Commercial Company's main cable
station at Waterville, Ireland, which position he held for nineteen
years with great credit to himself and satisfaction to his employers.
Mr. Wilmot was well known in cable circles. He perfected a
system of repeating between submarine cables and land lines, but
perhaps his most notable achievement was the application of his
automatic transmitter to long submarine cables. Many experiments
had preceded Mr. Wilmot's in this direction, but they left the proposition
discredited in the eyes of cable men who had contended that
the human touch was essential to successful long cable signalling. Mr.
Wilmot was, however, convinced that this was not so, and he had
the satisfaction of demonstrating the soundness of his opinions by
producing a thoroughly practical instrument which improved the
signals and increased the speed.
He was elected an Associate of this
Institution in 1876, and was transferred to the class of Members in
1S86.
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Thomas J. Wilmot (1851-1904)


1904 Obituary [1]

THOMAS J. WILMOT, superintendent of the Commercial Cable Company's station at Waterville, Ireland, died April 12, after an illness of three weeks.

Born in London, in September, 1851, Mr. Wilmot commenced his telegraph career by entering the service of the Electric and International Telegraph Company in 1866.

In 1874 he entered the service of the Direct United States Cable Company, and in 1884 that of the Commercial Cable Company, in which year he was appointed superintendent of the Boston office of the latter company.

In 1885 he was appointed superintendent of the Commercial Company's main cable station at Waterville, Ireland, which position he held for nineteen years with great credit to himself and satisfaction to his employers.

Mr. Wilmot was well known in cable circles. He perfected a system of repeating between submarine cables and land lines, but perhaps his most notable achievement was the application of his automatic transmitter to long submarine cables. Many experiments had preceded Mr. Wilmot's in this direction, but they left the proposition discredited in the eyes of cable men who had contended that the human touch was essential to successful long cable signalling. Mr. Wilmot was, however, convinced that this was not so, and he had the satisfaction of demonstrating the soundness of his opinions by producing a thoroughly practical instrument which improved the signals and increased the speed.

He was elected an Associate of this Institution in 1876, and was transferred to the class of Members in 1S86.


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