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Telegraph messenger boys

labor, technology, and geography, 1850-1950

by Gregory John Downey

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Messengers -- United States -- History.,
    • Telegraph -- United States -- Employees -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-236) and index.

      StatementGregory J. Downey.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE9753 .D69 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 242 p. :
      Number of Pages242
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3585027M
      ISBN 100415931088, 0415931096
      LC Control Number2002283357
      OCLC/WorldCa49911181

      During the investigation, a fifteen-year-old telegraph boy named Charles Thomas Swinscow was discovered to be in possession of fourteen shillings, equivalent to several weeks of his wages. At the time, messenger boys were not permitted to carry any personal cash in the course of their duties, to prevent their own money being mixed with that of the customers. Running Somewhere Between Men and Women: Gender In the Construction of the Telegraph Messenger Boy.

      Roger writes: Most messenger boys began working for the GPO, as it was then, at the age of 14 or 15 and were the bearers of some of the best and the worst news. In the days before phones, texts and emails, when a telegram was the only way of getting a message to someone on the same day, the boys were dispatched on foot, bicycle or motorcycle. Latest news, business, sport, comment, lifestyle and culture from the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph newspapers and video from Telegraph TV.

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From Wikipedia: Telegraph boys (also referred to as district messenger boys, telegraph messenger boys, or simply as messenger boys) were uniformed young men between 10 and 18 years of age who, mounted on bicycles, carried telegrams through urban streets.

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If you have any question about this novel, Please don't hesitate to contact us or. Customers were to purchase small postagelike stamps as payment, and messenger boys would pick up the messages in batches and bring them to the telegraph office. But underpayment in stamps and illegible script caused the project to fail.

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Somewhat surprising is his specific focus: the telegraph messenger boy (TMB), acting as a bridge between various technologies and geographical and social spaces.

Downey's focus on the bottom rung of the employment ladder offers a unique perspective on the telegraph's development and sheds light on the broader labor market, particularly the market for child labor. Telegraph Messenger Boys by Gregory J. Downey,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(8).

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Telegraph boys (also referred to as district messenger boys, telegraph messenger boys, or simply as messenger boys) were uniformed young men between 10 and 18 years of age who carried telegrams through urban streets.

In most areas they used bicycles; in some dense areas they went on foot. Unlike the men in the telegraph office who worked indoors on fixed wages under close supervision, enjoyed. Summary: The telegraph system is a communications network that revolutionized human perceptions of time and space. Telegraph Messenger Boys examines human interaction with technology and the social and cultural changes it brought about.

10 For a comparable study of late Victorian telegraph boys in the United States, see Downey, Gregory, Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, and Geography, – (New York, ).Downey looks at the Nationwide Western Union system across the span of years and argues that telegraph messengers “served different functions at different moments—sometimes Cited by: 7.

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Book options iPhone/iPad/Nook. Reviews of Books:Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, and Geography, Gregory J. Downey Article in The American Historical Review (5) Author: Howard Segal.In this tale life in a country town is well described.

There is a mysterious bank robbery, which fills the community with excitement. There is likewise a flood on the river; and through all this whirl of events the young telegraph messenger exhibits a pluck and sagacity sure to win the admiration and approval of all wide-awake boys.Theres not much online as to the history of the telegram boy, until this page popped up.

I live in Australia and was trying to find some pictures of lads like myself that i could attatch to my life story, however i seem to be at a dead i just thought that i would put a bit on this page about myself, Migrated to Oz in and my first job was a telegram boy from 16 to 18 then became a.