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Electrical Experimenter (04:10) February 1917

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"To this country Tesla brought the various models of the first induction motors, which were eventually shown to George Westinghouse, the great American inventor, and it was in the Westinghouse shops that the induction motor was perfected by Nikola Tesla. Numerous patents were taken out on this phenomenal prime-mover, all of which are under Dr. Tesla's name. He is the first person to introduce the rotating field principle in perfecting the induction motor, which is today universally used."
The February 1917 issue of Electrical Experimenter features the cover story “Trench Destroyer.” Many issues during World War I featured cover stories of fanciful technological weapons aimed to mechanize war and save the human soldier, or at least the human soldier whose side had the technological weapons. But inside the issues most articles continued to be about radio and other developments in electricity. This issue includes an article and interview about Nikola Tesla and a photo supplement portrait. Also included is an installment of the Baron Münchhausen series, “Martian Atmosphere Plants.”
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: Inventions Wanted (H. Gernsback)
  • An Electric Ripper and Igniter for Destroying Zeppeliins
  • Lighting the Statue of Liberty
  • Electricity, the Wonder Doctor of the Age
  • Dr. Nikola Tesla and His Achievements (Samuel Cohen)
  • Photo Supplement
  • The Trench Destroyer (H. Gernsback)
  • Electric Power From Ocean Waves (H. Winfield Secor)
  • When Electricity Puts Out The Fire
  • Mexican Girl Wins Radio Diploma
  • An Electric Clock that “Speaks” the Time
  • A Mammoth 20-Inch Spark X-Ray Outfit
  • Research As a National Duty
  • Baron Münchhausen’s New Scientific Adventures: Martian Atmosphere Plants (H. Gernsback)
  • Radio Department: The Kilbourne and Clark Radio System
  • United States and Japan Linked by Radio
  • The Design of Large Radio Receiving Transformers (Chas. S. Ballantine)
  • A Low Potential Arc Transmitter for Radio Stations (Gordon C. Farmer)
  • The How and Why of Radio Apparatus: No. 3–Condensers
  • Up-to-date Radio Amateur Switchboard
  • The Radio Relay League of America: A New Circuit for Undamped Wave Signal Reception (Dr. Gordon M. Christine)
  • The Constructor: Construction of a 6-Volt, 25 A.H. Storage Battery (B. Francis Dashiell)
  • Making Celluloid Battery Jars
  • How To Make It
  • Experimental Chemistry: Ninth Lesson — Preparation (Albert W. Wilsdon)
  • Wrinkles Recipes Formulas (S. Gernsback)
  • With the Amateurs
  • Official List Licensed Radio Amateurs Not To Appear Until Next Annual Government Call Book
  • Latest Patents
  • Phoney Patents
  • Question Box
  • Book Review
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Scientific Exchange Columns
  • Opportunity Exchange

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 4: Number 10; Whole No. 46; February 1917
Pages: 82
Size: 9″ x 12″
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