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Practical Electrics (01:07) June 1922

Hugo Gernsback, editor

"After more than ten years of labor, M. L. Gaumont has just finished the work which he had undertaken of giving speech to the Kinemetograph. The carrying out of the Gaumont process as in the case of all preceding speaking movies comprises two problems; one is the taking of the ordinary film picture and making it register with the words, and the second is the reproduction of the combination in the auditorium."
This is the seventh issue of Practical Electrics from June 1922. The cover art is titled “A Viole(n)t Ray.” Practical Electrics was later renamed The Experimenter and later again, in 1926, it became the landmark magazine Amazing Stories, widely considered to be the first science fiction magazine. Publisher Hugo Gernsback coined the term “scientific fiction” and today the World Science Fiction Convention annually awards the Hugos for best science fiction writing, so-named in honor of Gernsback pioneering the genre.
Contents of this Issue:
  • Gaumont’s Speaking Kinematograph (Lucien Fournier)
  • More Work From Your Fan; Electric Hearing
  • True Electrical Stories (H. Winfield Secor)
  • This Elevator Went Through the Roof
  • Harmless Things Made Dangerous
  • Eye Magnets
  • Platinum
  • New Things Electric
  • A Novel Method of X-Ray Generation (Dr. Alfred Gradenwitz)
  • Carry Telephone Communication on Your Back
  • Cigar Box Dictaphone
  • Light Portable Flashlight Reflector
  • Washer-Wringer
  • Lettering Machine
  • Hot Water Faucet
  • Electric Hair Singing Apparatus
  • Electric Fan Humidifier (S. R. Winters)
  • Cupboard and Table Combination
  • Safety Electric Flash Lamp
  • New Tungsten Arc Lamp
  • Auricular Telephone
  • Appliance Switch Plug
  • The Pocket Electroscope
  • Motor Electrics
  • Experimental Electrics: The Future Storage Battery (T. O’Conor Sloane, Ph.D.)
  • New Applications of Electrical Adhesion
  • Loops and Notes in Vibrating Springs
  • Red Hot Magnets
  • Simple Testing Set
  • Determining the Polarity of Outlets (J. E. Bullard)
  • Determining Candle-Power of Lights
  • Direct Reading Ohmmeter
  • New Watt-Meter
  • Rainbows for the Stage
  • Electrical Discharge Through Partial Vacuum
  • My Workshop: The Feingold-Watt Laboratory
  • Junior Electrician
  • Short-Circuits
  • How and Why
  • Opportunity Ad-Lets

Experimenter Publishing Company, Inc.
Editor: Hugo Gernsback
Issue: Volume 1: Number 7; June 1922
Pages: 48
Size: 9″ x 12″
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