Sir William Henry Preece
(15 Feb 1834 - 6 Nov 1913)
Science Quotes by Sir William Henry Preece (1 quote)
The discovery of the telephone has made us acquainted with many strange phenomena. It has enabled us, amongst other things, to establish beyond a doubt the fact that electric currents actually traverse the earth's crust. The theory that the earth acts as a great reservoir for electricity may be placed in the physicist's waste-paper basket, with phlogiston, the materiality of light, and other old-time hypotheses.
— Sir William Henry Preece