HC Deb 31 July 1873 vol 217 cc1333-4

asked the Postmaster General, Whether, in the trials about to be made of Mr. Herring's telegraph printing instrument at the Central Station, he will direct that one or more eminent telegraphists shall be present, to be named by the inventor, in addition to those representing the Department?


Sir, Mr. Herring's instrument has already been very fully tried and reported upon by two eminent telegraphists who are unconnected with the Department. At present no further trial appears to be required. If there should be a further trial, and Mr. Herring should wish any other telegraphists to witness it on his behalf, every facility will be afforded to them. But it must be on the distinct understanding that they are employed by Mr. Herring, and not by the Department.