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Electrical Experimenter (03:12) April 1916

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"We are fully aware of the fact that some of the imaginary articles which we publish are wildly extravagant--now. But are we so sure that they will be extravagant fifty years from now? It is never safe in these days of rapid progress to call any one thing impossible or even improbable. The telephone would have been considered ridiculous fifty years ago, while the aeroplane was declared a total impossibility fifteen years ago."
This is the April 1916 issue of Electrical Experimenter. The cover story is about the “Phonoscribe” voice-activated typewriter. Also featured is a Baron Münchhausen ‘scientific fiction’ story, “The Planets at Close Range.”
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: Imagination versus Facts (H. Gernsback)
  • How the Blind May Read by Sound (Prof. F.C. Brown)
  • Electro Ray Projector, a Movie Concoction
  • Searchlights and Radio Aid European Warriors
  • Historic Telephones
  • Lightning, Its Effects and How to Avoid Them (H. Winfield Secor)
  • A “Hook-less” Telephone Receiver the Latest (Samuel Cohen)
  • April the Birth-Month of Two Famous Electrical Pioneers
  • A Writing Machine That Responds to the Voice
  • How to Talk Into the Telephone (Robert W. Phelps)
  • Timing Your Telephone Speech (Frank C. Perkins)
  • The “Live Wire” (Adelbert H. Wolfe)
  • Making Things (Thomas Reed)
  • Use of the Braun-Tube for Research Work on Electrical Oscillating Currents (Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Braun)
  • Baron Münchhausen’s New Scientific Adventures: “The Planets at Close Range” (Hugo Gernsback)
  • Marvels of Modern Physics (Rogers D. Rusk)
  • The Radio League of America: How to Organize and Conduct a Radio Club (concluded)
  • Radio Department: Radio Range and Direction Now Found by Instruments
  • Electrical Losses in Radio Transmitting and Receiving Sets (James L. Green)
  • The Constructor: The Use and Construction of a Decremeter (Pt. II—Conclusion) (Milton B. Sleeper)
  • How to Make It
  • Wrinkles, Recipes, Formulas (S. Gernsback)
  • With the Amateurs
  • Amateur News
  • Latest Patents
  • Phoney Patents
  • Question Box
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Scientific Exchange Columns
  • Opportunity Exchange

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 3: Number 12; Whole No. 36; April 1916
Pages: 72
Size: 9″ x 12″
Digital edition © 2006 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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