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Electrical Experimenter (06:07) November 1918

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"The electric vehicle has a much wider range of service than most people appreciate. From the light 750-lb. delivery wagon to the 15,000-lb. truck, there is a choice for every industry. The simplicity of the electric, whether small delivery or giant truck; its ease of operation and control, and freedom from mechanical troubles; together with the mechanical and electrical perfection of the storage battery, insure that money-making result--most days in service per year."
This is the November 1918 issue of Electric Experimenter. The cover’s feature story is “Why Is a Blimp?” Also included is an editorial by Hugo Gernsback musing on a possible future light bulb that would use “cold light” of sorts and describes something close in principle to the future fluorescent bulb. Another article describes Marconi’s work in the Italian banking system, and another describes the usefulness of electric vehicles before gasoline engines became dominant.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: Cold Light (H. Gernsback)
  • City of Ham Fired with Electric Bombs
  • Why Airplanes Don’t Fear Anti-Aircraft Guns
  • How Submarines Cut Thru Nets
  • Chain of Aerial Landing Fields Across U.S.
  • Talking Thru Land and Water
  • Magnetic and Other Fool War Dreams
  • Why is a “Blimp”? (W. Edouard Haeussler)
  • Novel X-Rays
  • Electricity Aids Hun “Movie” Spies (George Holmes)
  • Electrified Barriers Stop Fish in Streams
  • How Can We Tell “Real” Death? (H. Winfield Secor)
  • Searchlights with Aircraft Sound Detectors
  • New Westinghouse Research Laboratory
  • Fair Telephone Operators Join Uncle Sam Overseas
  • A Gyro Electric “Movie” Camera for the Battlefield
  • Electric Trucks Aid War Work
  • Popular Astronomy: The Spiral Nebulae and the Island Universe Theory–Fifth Paper (Isabel M. Lewis)
  • The Gyro Electric Destroyer (H. Gernsback)
  • The Phenomena of Electrical Conductions in Gases: Part VI–Making Ions Visible (Rogers D. Rusk)
  • Burnt-Out Lamp Contest (H. Gernsback)
  • Radio Department: Senatore Marconi Head of Italy’s Banking System
  • “Bunque”–Radio Short-Circuits (Alan C. Rockwood)
  • A Sensitive Wireless Recorder (Arno A. Kluge)
  • The How and Why of Radio Apparatus No. 10: Radio Amplifiers (H. Winfield Secor)
  • The Constructor: The Oscillograph–How It Works (Prof. Lindley Pyle)
  • A Thermostatic Time Switch (Albert H. Beiler)
  • A Water-Jet Blast Apparatus (Herbert E. Metcalf)
  • Experimental Mechanics: Lesson VII. Lathe Chucks (Samuel Cohen)
  • Experimental Chemistry: Thirtieth Lesson: The Halogens continued (Albert W. Wilsdon)
  • How To Make It
  • Untitled
  • An Acknowledgment (H. Gernsback)
  • Phoney Patents
  • The Oracle
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Opportunity Ad-lets
  • Scientific Exchange Columns

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 6: Number 7; Whole No. 67; November 1918
Pages: 80
Size: 9″ x 12″
Digital edition © 2009 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved

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