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Electrical Experimenter (06:06) October 1918

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"During the morning hours the service is taxed practically to its capacity, about 11,000 people per hour. Ninety-eight percent of the people using the exit, travel on the escalator. The old-time stairway adjoining has been practically abandoned. No one will sap his strength or waste his energy in climbing stairs when he can ride, and many people will walk considerable distances to ride one or two stories on an escalator."
This is the October 1918 issue of Electrical Experimenter. The cover story is “The Automatic Soldier.” Additional stories are about generating electricity from the ocean currents, a new design of lightning rod by Nikola Tesla, and an editorial by Hugo Gernsback about “The War Microbe.”
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: The War Microbe (H. Gernsback)
  • Our New 400,000 C.P. Aeroplane Flares
  • How “Blimps” and Telephone Aid Artillery
  • The Artillery “Barrage”–How It Works (H. Winfield Secor)
  • Movie Tricks Exposed (W. Edouard Haeussler)
  • The Automatic Soldier (H. Gernsback)
  • The Automatic Wireless Soldier
  • Locating Submarines by Reflection
  • An Electric Speed and Direction Indicator for Trans-Atlantic Planes
  • Searchlights Mounted on Anti-Aircraft Cannon
  • Why Not Electricity from the Ocean?
  • This Car Carries a Complete “Power House”
  • Tesla Has New Pointless Lightning Rod
  • Are Aeroplane Parachutes Practical? (W. Edouard Haeussler)
  • Popular Astronomy: The Planet Mars–Fourth Paper (Isabel M. Lewis)
  • The Gyro-Electric Destroyer
  • Autumnal Uses of the Electric Fan (Grace T. Hadley)
  • Experimental Physics: Lesson 16–Current Electricity (Concluded) (John J. Furia)
  • New Developments in Telephotography (LeRoy J. Leishman)
  • Radio Department: Original “Valves” Used by Dr. J.A. Fleming
  • New Developments in Radio Apparatus
  • The Revolving Mirror and Spark Discharges (Prof. Lindley Pyle)
  • The Einthoven Galvanometer–Part 2 (Samuel D. Cohen)
  • The Constructor: Spectroscopic Methods and Spectra (D.S. Binnington)
  • Ohm’s Law and A.C. Circuits (Arno A. Kluge)
  • The Manipulation of Glass Tubing in the Experimental Laboratory (Prof. Herbert E. Metcalf)
  • Experimental Electric Furnaces (Jerome S. Marcus)
  • Experimental Chemistry: 26th Lesson–The Halogens–Chlorin (Albert W. Wilsdon)
  • How-to-make-it
  • Wrinkles, Recipes, Formulas
  • Latest Patents
  • With the Amateurs
  • Phoney Patents
  • The Oracle
  • Book Review
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Opportunity Ad-lets
  • Scientific Exchange Columns

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 6: Number 6; Whole No. 66; October 1918
Pages: 80
Size: 9″ x 12″
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