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Historical Archived Articles: Invention of Radio
1898 - 1929


"Heinrich Hertz of Germany who was the first to demonstrate that when an electric spark jumps through the air it causes electric waves in the ether similar to waves in water when a stone is thrown into a pond. The electric waves travel at the rate of 183.000 miles per second and make radio messages possible."   Photo from Library of Congress.

Rhumkorff coil equiped with a Foucault mercury switch, a Neff vibrator and a Bertin inversor, suitable for wireless telegraphy experiments 1928 Zenith Radio Corporation Ad Bush radio 


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Marconi's Telegraphy. New York Times, January 23, 1898 pg. IWM3

The Wireless Telegraph. New York Times, April 9, 1899, pg. 22

The Future of Wireless Telegraphy New York Times, May 7, 1899, pg. 20

Disputes Marconi's Claim.; Prof. Dolbear Says He Is the Discoverer of Wireless Telegraphy,  New York Times, October 6, 1899, p12

Wireless Signals Across the Ocean New York Times, December 15, 1901, pg. 1

Marconi Tells of his Wireless Message Tests New York Times, January 14, 1902, pg. 1

Millions Involved in Deal with Marconi New York Times, April 26, 1902, pg. 1

Government Test of Wireless Telegraphy;  Extraordinary Results of a System Said to be New, New York Times, April 27, 1902, pg. 1.

Wireless Workers Back from the Scene of War New York Times, August 21, 1904, pg. 4.

Music by Wireless to the Times Tower. New York Times, March 8, 1907, pg. 16.

Music by Wireless to Carry Messages New York Times, May 14, 1909, pg. 1

Airman Sends and Receives Wireless.  New York Times, April 11, 1912, pg. 3

Music and News on Tap as Bellamy Foretold Long Ago New York Times, September 15, 1912, pg. 3

Dance to Wireless Music 40 Miles Off December 21, 1916, pg. 4

Radio Stage Fright CommonNew York Times, July 29, 1923, pg. x10

Radio Broadcasts Talks 7,000 Miles Without Wire's Aid New York Times, March 8, 1924, pg. 1

Test Radio Concert Sent from England Heard in Spots HereNew York Times, March 14, 1924, pg. 1

Radio Now Officially Household Necessity New York Times, October 19, 1926, pg. 8

Millions to Hear Hoover Take Presidential OathNew York Times, February 24, 1929, pg. 145

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