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Electrical Experimenter (04:09) January 1917

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"Those who have had to travel across the Atlantic Ocean during the past year or two have experienced many sleepless nights when the least sound caused them to think invariably of a submarine attack. The American Flag on the Hawaiian-American steamship Kansan has been advantageously used for the protection of neutral ocean travelers. It is painted on either side of the steamship and powerful electric lamps and reflectors cast their rays on the painted flag at night."
This is the January 1917 issue of Electrical Experimenter. The cover story is “Electricity Guards Neutrality” and describes how U.S. passenger ships used “electric flags” to avoid attack by German submarines prior to World War I. The issue also includes articles about Thomas Edison and radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden, another about the state of radio detector design.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: A New Radio Law Planned (H. Gernsback)
  • The Radio Obliterator: It Spells Death to Radio-Controlled Devices
  • Thomas A. Edison In His Laboratory
  • Moonlight on Tap (Leigh Danen)
  • How Electricity Helps to Mine and Purify Gold
  • A Complete Portable X-Ray Plant Used by European Armies
  • Illuminated American Flag Protects Ocean Travelers
  • How Electricity Produces Mystery in the Movies
  • How Railroad Trains Electric Light Themselves
  • Reginald A. Fessenden—This Month’s Supplement
  • Recent Electrical Novelties
  • Newport’s Radio Float (Lloyd Manuel)
  • The Marvels of Modern Physics (Rogers D. Rusk)
  • The Presidential Amateur Radio Relay
  • The Radio League of America: New Wireless Law Planned
  • Radio Department: Election Returns Flashed by Radio to 7,000 Amateurs
  • Radio Detector Development (H. Winfield Secor)
  • Action of Detectors in Wireless Telegraphy (Wilder D. Bancroft)
  • Marconi Company Sues the U.S. for $1,000,000 Damages (A. Press)
  • The How and Why of Radio Apparatus: No. 2—The Transformer
  • The Constructor: Gas Batteries
  • An Experimental Arc With Glass Electrodes
  • The Measurement of Capacity
  • How To Make It
  • Experimental Chemistry (Albert W. Wilsdon)
  • Wrinkles Recipes & Formulas (S. Gernsback)
  • With the Amateurs
  • New Audion Apparatus for Radiophony and Amplifying
  • Latest Patents
  • Phoney Patent Offizz
  • Question Box
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Scientific Exchange Columns
  • Opportunity Exchange

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 4: Number 9; Whole No. 45; January 1917
Pages: 80
Size: 9″ x 12″
Digital edition © 2010 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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