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Electrical Experimenter (08:02) June 1920

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"Ever since the Ferris wheel was invented by G. W. G. Ferris at the Worlds' Exposition of 1893 in Chicago it has not been much improved upon. The writer has taken a Ferris wheel, and instead of revolving it on its axis, he has placed it upon a steel track and rolls it out into the water as our illustration well depicts. The object is two-fold. First of all a new brand of sensation is had, so much craved for by our present amusement seekers. Secondly, the old and well established features of the Ferris wheel are kept and improved upon as well."
Electrical Experimenter June 1920 interior art
This issue of Electrical Experimenter is from June 1920. The cover story is “A Sea-Going Ferris Wheel” by Hugo Gernsback. Other articles are about interplanetary communication, an early metal detector, tele-photography across the ocean, and a working one-person ‘gyrocopter’.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Editorial: Metallic “Paper” (H. Gernsback)
  • Signal Buoy for Ocean Ships (Edwin F. Linder, M.E.)
  • How “Cartoon Movies” Are Made (Joseph H. Kraus)
  • A Stereoscopic “Movie” Screen (John J. Furia, A.M.)
  • Interplanetary Communication (Albert V.T. Day)
  • Searchlight and Mirrors Mark Aero Field (Edwin F. Linder, M.E.)
  • Playing Chess Via Telegraph
  • Wind and Rain to Order
  • Odd Photo Contest
  • Electricity Triumps Over Steam
  • The Latest Pleasure Tortures
  • Electric Odds and Ends
  • A Sea-Going Ferris Wheel (H. Gernsback)
  • Chicago Professor Gave Foundation for Einstein’s Theory (Robert H. Moulton)
  • Master “Movie” Thrills
  • Eliminating the “Hello Girl” (H.E. Clapham)
  • “Newsophone” to Supplant Newspapers
  • Sub-Sea Talk Over Bare Wire (Donald MacGregor)
  • Tele-Photography Across The Ocean (Dr. Alfred Gradenwitz)
  • Musical Electrization (Jacques Boyer)
  • Unusual Electric Lamps
  • The Phantom Arm (Charles S. Wolfe)
  • Oddities of Sound (concluded) (H. Winfield Secor)
  • A Gyrocopter That Flies
  • Lecture To Deaf Via Dictagraph
  • Is this Airplane Parachute Practicable?
  • Plans Trans-Atlantic Airship To Carry 150
  • How To Keep Up A Car (Harold Hollingshead)
  • Curious Movie Lamp
  • A Giant Switch
  • Kenotron Vacuum Rectifiers Stop Smoke
  • New Synchronous Motor Rectifier
  • Home Comforts
  • Popular Astronomy: The Earth as a Magnet (Isabel M. Lewis)
  • A Miniature “Sky” (Robert H. Moulton)
  • The Amateur Magician: The Mystic Roulette Wheel (Joseph H. Kraus)
  • The Secret of the Magnet Poles (Walter E. Keever)
  • Practical Chemical Experiments (Prof. Floyd L. Darrow)
  • The Constructor: Have You a Buried Treasure? (Victor H. Todd)
  • Low Voltage Soldering Irons (H.H. Parker)
  • An Experimenter’s Work Bench (C.R. Mullin)
  • Radium—The Bad Boy of Science (Harold F. Richards, M.A.)
  • The Electrical Machinist: No. 8—Gearing and Variable Speed Control (H. WInfield Secor)
  • How-To-Make-It
  • Wrinkles, Recipes, Formulas (S. Gernsback)
  • Radio Department: Secretary Daniels Speaks by Radio
  • Radio 100 Words a Minute
  • A War-Time Radio Detective Part II (Pierre H. Boucheron)
  • 600-Foot Radio Tower, Looking Skyward
  • New Wireless Portable ‘Phone
  • Radio Controls This Torpedo
  • Lost Sister Found by Radio
  • High-Power Radio Arcs
  • A Long Wave Vertical Coupler
  • Building a Mica Diafram Microphone
  • With the Amateurs
  • What to Invent (Jay G. Hobson)
  • Latest Patents
  • Poisoned Convicts Become “Electrified”!
  • It Is To Laugh
  • How Magnets Don’t Pull Nails!
  • Scientific Humor
  • The Oracle
  • Book Review
  • Patent Advice (H. Gernsback)
  • Opportunity Ad-lets

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 8: Number 2; Whole No. 86; June 1920
Pages: 120
Size: 8-1/4″ x 11-5/8″
Digital edition © 2007 Curtis Philips. All Rights Reserved.

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