Clipping:A telegraphic baseball on canvas

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Date Wednesday, February 22, 1888

John Edwards, an operator in the employ of the Western union Telegraph Company here [Pittsburgh], received the copyright from Washington yesterday for a very clever invention. It is an apparatus for illustrating a base ball game while in progress. The device is very simple. A diamond representing the different positions of the players is exhibited on canvas. As soon as a move is made a card traverses the canvas from the batter's place all the way around the bases. The fielders are also shown. Mr. Edwards says it took him a year to develop this invention, and that where the League and Association will ask spectators to pay 50 cents to witness a game he will afford them the same by his plan for 1`0 cents. It is his intention as soon as the season pens to put his scheme into effect, and those who patronize him can see every game in operation in the United States for the one price of admission.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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