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Electrical Experimenter (05:03) July 1917

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"Have you ever been present at the roll call of the U. S. Senate or House of Representatives? Mr. Wilfred Lewis was quite surprised to learn that it generally takes no less than an hour and a half to get a vote of the House of Representatives, using the tedious and antiquated process of calling the roll. He thinks a more efficient method might accomplish the same result in half a minute or less."
This is the July 1917 issue of Electrical Experimenter. The cover story is “U.S. Battleships to Run on Land” by Hugo Gernsback. Additional articles include Tesla receiving the “Edison Medal”, a perpetual clock design, the use of lightning rods, and a new idea for the House of Representatives to vote electronically.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: War and the Inventor (H. Gernsback)
  • Locating and Destroying Submarines with Red Light
  • Cold Light
  • How the Submarine Can Hit a Ship It Never Sees (H. Winfield Secor)
  • Does Radiant Light Possess Weight? (A.R. McPherson)
  • War and Radio in the Movies
  • U.S. Battleships to Run on Land (H. Gernsback)
  • The Marvels of Radioactivity (Merome S. Marcus)
  • Back to the Days of “Volta”
  • Some Odd X-Rays
  • Lightning–How to Protect Yourself From It (W.G. Whitman)
  • The Science of Sound
  • Speeding Up Vote of Congress by Electricity
  • The U.S. Signal Corps Wants You!
  • “Ham” Jones–Scientist (Harlan A. Eveleth)
  • 20,000 Volts Direct Current
  • A 36-Inch Spark Tesla Coil for Lecturers
  • Radio Department: Testing Radio Units with Dummy Antenna (Frank C. Perkins)
  • How Radio Brought News to the Farm
  • Wireless on the American Submarine Chasers (Samuel Cohen)
  • A Medal of Honor to be Awarded by the Institute of Radio Engineers
  • The Constructor: An Improved Burglar Alarm Utilizing the “Stick Relay” (Albert H. Beiler)
  • More About the “Perpetual” Electric Clock (Howard W. Lewis)
  • How To Make It
  • Where the Radio Amateur Fits in the U.S. Naval Reserve (M.B. West)
  • Amateur and Experimental Radio Research (Raymond Francis Yates)
  • Experimental Chemistry: Fourteenth Lesson: Hydrochloric Acid (Albert W. Wilsdon)
  • Wrinkles Recipes Formulas
  • With the Amateurs
  • Some More Representative American Amateur Radio Stations
  • Nikola Tesla Receives the “Edison Medal”
  • 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 5: Number 3; Whole No. 51; July 1917
Pages: 64
Size: 9″ x 12″
Digital edition © 2010 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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