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Electrical Experimenter (05:08) December 1917

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"I have been asked to explain my system for the transmission of pictures by electricity--i.e., Telegraphing pictures. The actual workings of the instruments have never before been explained in detail in any periodical. The idea of telegraphing pictures is not new; in fact it was suggested fully seventy years ago [1847]. The telegraphing of pictures is not television; it does not make it possible to see the person to whom you are telephoning. At the present time such a thing is impossible."
This December 1917 issue of Electrical Experimenter features the cover story “Daylight Signaling with Searchlights.” Other stories include the invention of a self-winding clock, women training as radio operators, early facsimile transmission, and electrified Christmas toys for children in 1917.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: Solar “Heat” (H. Gernsback)
  • Locating the Submarine by Radio (H. Winfield Secor)
  • New Electric Bomb Dropper for Aeroplanes
  • Radium Paint in the War
  • Electric Xmas Toys
  • Daylight Signaling With Electric Searchlight
  • The Marvels of Radio-Activity: Part IV–Conclusion (Jerome S. Marcus)
  • How I Telegraph Pictures (J. Leishman)
  • Photographing Lightning
  • Women Make Good Radio Operators
  • A Trackless Trolley System
  • The Submarine and Kindred Problems
  • A New Combined Stereoscopic and Fluoroscopic Table
  • Novel Electric Self-Winding Clock
  • A Revolving Electric Christmas Tree (John T. Dwyer)
  • Radio Between Sayville and Hawaii
  • How to Use High Frequency Currents in the Treatment of Disease (Dr. Frederick Finch Strong)
  • The Radio League of America: The Spirit of 1917
  • Radio Roll of Honor
  • Radio Department: Some Interesting New Radio Apparatus
  • The Audion and The “Edison Effect” (George Holmes)
  • The How and Why of Radio Apparatus: No. 5–Radio Transmitting Inductances
  • Efficient Dry Battery Service for Audions (Ralph Batcher)
  • The Constructor: The Uncrowning of the Gimcrack King (Thomas Reed)
  • The Mysterious Voice (C.A. Oldroyd)
  • An Electrically Played Mandolin (McClure Albright)
  • An Automatic Storage Battery Charger (Lewis Scriven)
  • How to Build A One-Watt Motor (W.J. Howell)
  • How To Make It
  • Wrinkles Recipes Formulas (S. Gernsback)
  • Experimental Chemistry: 19th Lesson–Laws of Chemistry (Albert W. Wilsdon)
  • With the Amateurs
  • Latest Patents
  • Phoney Patents
  • Question Box
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Book Review
  • Opportunity Exchange
  • Scientific Exchange Columns

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 5: Number 8; Whole No. 56; December 1917
Pages: 80
Size: 9″ x 12″
Digital edition © 2010 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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