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Electrical Experimenter (07:06) October 1919

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"The proposed League of Nations is not a remedy but, on the contrary, may bring about results just the opposite. It is particularly regrettable that a punitive policy was adopted in framing the terms of peace, because a few years hence it will be possible for nations to fight without armies, ships or guns, by weapons far more terrible, to the destructive action and range of which there is virtually no limit. Any city, at a distance, whatsoever, from the enemy can be destroyed by him and no power on earth can stop him from doing so."
This issue of Electrical Experimenter is from October 1919. It includes the final installment (on “teleautomatics”) of the six-part series written by Nikola Tesla exclusively for the magazine, as well as another article in which he discusses whether the explosion and crash of a blimp in Chicago might have been caused by radio waves. Another article covers a 1919 prototype hybrid electric-gasoline auto complete with regenerative braking to recharge the battery while driving.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: The Elusive Martian Canals (H. Gernsback)
  • Seaplane Delivers Ship Mail at Sea
  • My Inventions by Nikola Tesla: VI. The Art of Teleautomatics
  • Paris Letter (Jacques Boyer)
  • New Hospital Call Switch
  • What the X-Rays Show: Scientific and Industrial Applications of X-Rays in War and Peace
  • Treasure Ships Located Electrically (H. Gernsback)
  • Electricity Foils Bank Robbers
  • To Europe in Three Hours: How High Can We Fly and Why? (H. Winfield Secor)
  • Can Radio Ignite Balloons? The Opinions of Nikola Tesla and Other Radio Experts
  • “Piped Cold”—Prof. Bell Has It
  • Reclaiming Sub-Sea Treasures (Joseph H. Kraus)
  • Simon Lake’s New Salvage Machine for Reclaiming Sunken Vessels
  • Investigating “Psychical Phenomena” With Scientific Instruments (Hereward Carrington, Ph.D.)
  • How the Telephone Talks
  • A New Era Electric Auto: A New Combination Gas-Electric Car
  • “Jerry Up” (Charles K. Fankhauser, Jr.)
  • Good Day! Mr. Mars, said Prof. Todd
  • Popular Astronomy: The Surface of the Sun (Isabel M. Lewis)
  • Automobile News: A New Ignition All-Spark Device
  • Legless—He Drives Auto Skilfully
  • Electricity Steers Blind Man
  • Experiments in Physics: 3 Illusions (John J. Furia, A.M.)
  • Practical Chemical Experiments (Albert W. Wilsdon)
  • The Constructor: Making a Machine for Telegraphing Pictures Pt. II (Leroy J. Leishman)
  • Building and Testing Small Transformers (J. W. Eshnaur)
  • Explosions Caused by Light (H. J. Gray)
  • Experimental Mechanics Lesson XV (Samuel D. Cohen)
  • How-To-Make-It: An Odd “Spark” Photo
  • Wrinkles, Recipes, Formulas (S. Gernsback)
  • Radio Department: The Submarine’s Under-water Radio
  • The Wireless Ukulele
  • Unique Radiophone Helmet
  • Government Radio Control—Once More (H. Gernsback)
  • Views of Navy Department on Radio Communication
  • Latest Amateur Radio Receiving Apparatus (Charles W. Noller)
  • Radio Problems in Aviation (Edward Rice Doyle)
  • An Efficient Radio Crystal Detector (Robert F. Gowen, Radio Engineer)
  • Latest Patents
  • With the Amateurs
  • Science in Slang (Emerson Easterling)
  • The Oracle: Changing the Ford Magneto from A.C. to D.C.
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Opportunity Ad-Lets

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 7: Number 6; Whole No. 78; October 1919
Pages: 120
Size: 9″ x 12″
Digital edition © 2006 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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