The history of morse code dates back to a time where telecommunication was only in its infancy. Morse Code itself is a prehistoric system whose purpose is as powerful as the messages it sent out. This antiquated communication system utilizes a series of dots, dashes and correlated spaces, signaled in either a visual (light) or auditory (clicks) form to relay a message. Each letter of the alphabet has a different compilation of dots and dashes to help the end user decipher the words being communicated. Numeric codes are also used in the Morse Code system, as each number has their own set of identifying dots, dashes and spaces.
The Morse Code system was named after Samuel Morse, the inventor of the telegraph and a founding father of telecommunications. His ambition to connect people miles apart has helped evolve our own communication systems to this day. In the late 19th century, technology wasn’t advanced enough to recognize a human voice to send messages. As a result of this, the Morse Code system was utilized to convey important reports or messages for people who were separated by vast distances.
Morse code Now and Then
As telecommunications began to evolve, the Morse Code system became pivotal during the World War eras. During WWII, Morse Code was utilized between warships and naval bases, because radio frequency was limited and also easily identifiable by military enemies.
Surprisingly, the Morse Code system isn’t completely defunct. The United States military still trains a small number of its recruits on this antiquated communication system, as it may prove beneficial should all other communication systems fail in a dire time of need. While the use of Morse Code may not serve the same purpose as it did years ago, its legacy still lives on.
Our goal at CA Souls is to convey those messages when our spoken words are not able to. The Morse Code system has helped save lives, relay important messages, and also gave people the first glimpse of what it was like to communicate with someone miles away. Our jewelry line serves the same purpose; connecting us to our loved ones with a message that only they will understand, regardless if they are close by or live oceans away.
Morse Code reminds us of how far we have come in our communication utilization. Keep both its memory and purpose alive by creating a customized jewelry piece for those special people in your life. We look forward to hearing your stories, and can’t wait to help you create your one-of-a-kind message that symbolizes those individuals that you hold closest to your heart.