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C. F. Varley
Original name: Cromwell Fleetwood Varley
Birth: Apr. 6, 1828
Greater London, England
Death: Sep. 2, 1883

Engineer. A key developer of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable. Varley was named after his supposed ancestors Oliver Cromwell and General Charles Fleetwood. He began working for the Electric Telegraph Company in 1846, and was promoted to chief engineer in 1861. He devised methods for improving the performance of the telegraph, and in 1870, he patented the cymaphen, a telegraph that could transmit speech. When the first transatlantic telegraph cable failed in 1858, he was appointed to an investigative committee, established by the Board of Trade and the Atlantic Telegraph Company. In 1865 he became chief electrician on the project. A second cable, built under his recommendations, was successful. He formed a partnership with William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin and Fleeming Jenkin to exploit their telegraphic inventions. He was a spiritualist, and used a galvanometer to investigate paranormal phenomena. He also experimented unsuccessfully with x-rays. (bio by: js) 
Bexleyheath Cemetery
London Borough of Bexley
Greater London, England
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Record added: Jan 15, 2009
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