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Electrical Experimenter (06:08) December 1918

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"Mr. David Gillett devised a special X-ray "oven". It was recently developed for the purpose of utterly destroying insects or other animal life that would tend to destroy perishable articles, such as tobacco, certain foods, etc., or else to sterilize and prevent further propagation of the species, and also to destroy any eggs that the insects have already laid. In the treatment of furs, woolen articles or feathers it is desirable to destroy the moths or other destructive insects before they can do the damage."
This is the December 1918 issue of Electrical Experimenter. The cover story is “Tanks Uproot Barbed Wire Entanglements” by Hugo Gernsback. Additional articles include an article by Hugo Gernsback about wireless around the world, a new method of using x-ray irradiation to preserve foods and other organic substances, and a report of possible German spies in the Hudson River valley.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: Wireless Around the World (H. Gernsback)
  • At Last the Super-Tank!
  • A Deadly Spiral Course Torpedo
  • 3,000,000 Fish an Hour Without a Hook
  • How Ships Are Welded by Electricity
  • New Yankee War Inventions (H. Winfield Secor)
  • Uncle Sam’s War Inventors Are Busy
  • Tanks Uproot Wire Entanglements (H. Gernsback)
  • Preserving Organic Substances by the Use of X-Rays
  • Huge Electric Toys
  • Electric Xmas Suggestions
  • A Trans-Atlantic 10,000 Horsepower Aerial Liner (W. Edouard Haeussler)
  • Electrical Testing Engineers Made to Order (C.M. Ripley)
  • Turning Air Into Bread–Nitrates from the Air (Robert H. Moulton)
  • Popular Astronomy: The Total Solar Eclipse of June 8, 1918 (Isabel M. Lewis)
  • Experimental Physics: Lesson 17: Radiation–Experiment 99 (John Furia)
  • Why Use Tungsten Lamps?–Ask Uncle Sam
  • Cold from Electricity
  • Radio Department: Radio Around the World
  • Harvard Hails the Naval Radio Man
  • The Code-Numerals Get “Theirs” (Thomas Reed)
  • A Rotary Quenched Spark Gap (Francis R. Pray)
  • The Constructor: How to Make a Seven-Inch Reflecting Telescope (Latimer J. Wilson)
  • A Simple Study of Currents and Magnets (Prof. E.H. Johnson)
  • Spectroscopic Methods and Spectra: Part II–Conclusion (D.S. Binnington)
  • An Electrical Photo Printer (Dr. E. Bade)
  • Experimental Mechanics: Lesson VIII: Lathe Chucks (Samuel D. Cohen)
  • Experimental Chemistry: Thirty-first Lesson: Sulfur: History (Albert W. Wilsdon)
  • How to make it
  • Wrinkles, Recipes, Formulas (S. Gernsback)
  • 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 8; Whole No. 68; December 1918
Pages: 80
Size: 9″ x 12″
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