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Electrical Experimenter (07:08) December 1919

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"I suggest that if the young inventor has an idea he had better reduce it to actual practise and be sure that it works before applying for a patent. Ideas are easy, but working them into commercial shape is generally a long, tedious and expensive job. After successful operation and the results warrant it, a search of the United States Patent Office should be made to learn if it has not been previously invented or patented by others. Here is where the young inventor will have his greatest disappointment."
This is the December 1919  issue of Electrical Experimenter. The cover story of this special Edison issue is Hugo Gernsback’s interview, “Thomas A. Edison Speaks to You.” Other stories include whether the moon is a dead planet, the Carnarvon radio station, and the use of mica condensers in radios.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: Ether and Space (H. Gernsback)
  • Submarines to Salvage Sunken Ships
  • Ships Guided by Electrified Cable
  • Did the Romans Have “Wireless” ?
  • Thomas A. Edison Speaks to You (H. Gernsback)
  • “Slow Movies” Analyze Motion
  • Mysteries of Stage-craft (H. Winfield Secor)
  • An Aerial Passenger Rocket
  • An Oscillating Scenic Railway
  • Airplane Supercharger for High Flying (Charles M. Ripley)
  • Sound and Flash Ranging in the A.E.F. (Prof. Augustus Trowbridge)
  • Rohlfs Flies 34,610 Ft.?New World’s Record
  • New York Electrical Show
  • “Speaking Crystals” (A. McL. Nicolson)
  • Electric Sign with Indirect Lighting
  • Beauty by the Kilowatt
  • Drill Bores Square Hole
  • Soda Water Bottle Alarm
  • Stuccoing Houses by Electricity
  • Popular Astronomy—Is the Moon a Dead World?
  • Training Women Sub-Station Operators
  • Two Kite Fliers Killed by Live Wire
  • The Amateur Magician (Joseph H. Kraus, Jr.)
  • The Constructor—A Model Electric Village (Fred F. Phillips)
  • Do Lamps Burst Inward or Outward?
  • Photographic Experiments (Marion B. Reynolds)
  • The “Finer Workings” of Static Electricity (Frederick Von Lichtenow)
  • The Electrical Machinist (H. Winfield Secor)
  • How-To-Make-It Prize Contest
  • Wrinkles, Recipes, Formulas (S. Gernsback)
  • Radio Department—Carnarvon Radio Station
  • Modern American Radio Apparatus
  • Calculation of Tree Wavelengths (A. N. Tenna)
  • Radio Guides Ships Thru Fog
  • Mica Condensers for Radio Sets
  • “Locating Submarines by Audio Syphoning” (Edward T. Jones)
  • Latest Patents
  • With the Amateurs
  • Science in Slang (Emerson Easterling)
  • The Oracle
  • How Did It Work?
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Opportunity Ad-lets

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 7: Number 8; Whole No. 80; December 1919
Pages: 120
Size: 9″ x 12″
Digital edition © 2006 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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