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Poulsen, Valdemar

Poulsen, Valdemar väl´dəmär poul´sən [key], 1869–1942, Danish electrical engineer. He invented (1898) the telegraphone (an early wire recorder) and the high-frequency Poulsen arc used in wireless telegraphy and radio.

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