Note: Because this page is getting so big, we will be dividing it up into 3 new pages: People, Places, and Equipment. This will take a few weeks, so be patient. No photos will be harmed or abandoned in the process.
Recently Uncovered One-of-a-Kind Portrait of Dr. DeForest at 37, Restored by Phil Krejci
Variometer hand-made by Edwin Howard Armstrong about 1908
Edwin S. Pridham, co-inventor of the electrodynamic speaker
DL1XA Crystal Receiver, 1917. From Richard Dargatz, 1299-P.
Colin Kennedy 110 Universal Receiver. Photo by Charlie Maass, 580-P.
Hyman Mandel at VCA Ellis Bay, Quebec, May, 1951.
VAY Radio, Cape Hopes Advance, Hudson Straits, 1955
George Koktuk, Dick Green, Bob Oxner, Visitor, Hans Rasmusen, VAY Radio, Cape Hopes Advance, 1955
KPH Operators & Engineers, 1920. Photo restored by Phil Krejci
Lt. Commander Norman Sykes, 332-P, First Society Member in the U.K.
Radio Room, SS Iowan, 1919-1920
Ed Raser, 35-P
Dick Egolf, Radio Tractor Unit 33, McAllen, Texas, 1918-1919. US Army Signal Corps Radio Intelligence.
The following 9 photos are higher-resolution versions of some of the photos shown in the 1920 Simon Radio catalog. You can view the entire catalog by clicking here.
EJ Simon Aeronautical Radios
Simon 1/2 Kw French Marine Transmitter
Simon Radio Direction Finder
Simon Factory, ~1920
1st “phone” call HI to CA, Matsonia to KPH, July 26, 1922. L to R: Teal, LaFetra, Slater
Simon 1/2 Kw French Marine Transmitter
Elmo Pickerill, Maria DeForest, Ben Beckerman, Dr. Lee DeForest, and Chas. Rice, NY, Nov. 3, 1954
Ben Beckerman & David Sarnoff in undated photo by Gallagher of NY
Ben Beckerman in radio room, SS Hamilton, 1908
Radio room, SS Hamilton, 1908. Note 10″ spark coil
Ben Beckerman speaks at the re-dedication of the Wireless Operators Memorial in Battery Park, May 12, 1954
Re-dedication of the Wireless Operators Memorial in Battery Park, May 12, 1954
“Sailors could walk ashore without getting their feet wet”
The photo of the University of Chicago physics department faculty below shows wireless inventor Carl Kinsley in distinguished company. To his right, Michelson (along with Edward Morley) designed and carried out the experiment that disproved the existence of “ether”, while behind him Millikan was the first to determine the charge on an electron. These names conjure up high school or college physics courses!
The photo below, presumably taken by Carl Kinsley when he established the first wireless telegraphy link on the Pacific Coast in 1900, is actually a photocopy of Kinsley’s original photo with visual enhancements and notes likely by his daughter, Colony Kinsley Parrott.
The photo below shows the proprietary equipment Kinsley used to communicate between Fort Mason and Fort Alcatraz in 1900. Photo quality is unfortunately poor.
SS President Lincoln Radio Room, Fred Mangelsdorf, 3rd RO (R), 1923
DeForest’s First “Speaking Arc” and 1907 Audion Receiver
DeForest’s First Responder (Detector)
First US Navy Wireless Station, DeForest Equipped
DeForest Equipment, US Navy Key West Station, 1906
Dr. DeForest with 4-Stage Audion Amplifier, 1913
Dr. DeForest Broadcasting from Parker Bldg, NY, 1907
Lee DeForest & Early Audion
Marconi Tuner, 1907
Navy Station NAI, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1924
Interior of NY Herald Station OHX, Battery, 1914
Exterior of NY Herald Station OHX, Battery, 1914
Zenith Radio Co-founder & US Navy Captain RHG Mathews (R) in New Guinea, 1943
USN Training Ship USS Yantic, From Mathews Collection
Annaka 1920 Type E Receiver
Annaka Denki Seisakujo, Ltd, Tokyo 1920
Annaka TYK Radiotelephone, 1920
Sayegi Wireless Telephone Type B, by Annaka of Tokyo, 1920
Arthur Jacoby, 62-P, with Poem by Katherine Rowley
Jose Contreras, Panagra Radio Operator, Tacna, Peru 1932
San Francisco’s 27 Radiomen to Harvard
The following 6 photos were taken and preserved by Society member Ed Raser, W2ZI, and are undated:
Dan Flomerfeldt and Rotor from Alexanderson Alternator, WGG, Tuckerton NJ
Ed Raser and AWA Members at Alexanderson Alternator, WGG, Tuckerton NJ
200 KW Alternator at WGG, Tuckerton NJ
Keying Board and Relays for 200 KW Alternator, Tuckerton NJ
Tuckerton Radio “WSC” (Moved to West Creek, NJ)
Guy Anchor at German Wireless Station WSL, Sayville, L.I., NY
Navy Station NAA, Arlington, Va. 1911. Built by Fessenden/NESCO. Shows rotary gap, tuning inductance, compressed air condenser and driving motor.
H.W. McCandless, Who Made DeForest’s 1st Audion Bulb, and Gerald F.J. Tyne, 1950
Richmond Blake, RM 1st Class, USCG Cutter Modoc, 1924. Note arc transmitter, center.
Receiving Room, POZ, Nauen, Germany, 1917
Corner Transmitter Room, Nauen, Germany, 1914
Doughboy Field Radio, France, 1918
Doughboy Portable Field Radio, France, 1918
Dodge Telegraph School, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1917: All About Getting High?
Early Wireless Station, Colon, Panama
Richard Johnstone Outside KPH, Daly City, CA
E.J. Quinby, SS Gulflight, 1917
Ignatius McCarty Showing Microphone, 1925 Pacific Radio Expo
Arc Transmitter, Mare Island Navy Yard, 1919
Richard Johnstone, Lee O. Fassett, SS Matsonia, 1911
Bill Breniman and Richard Johnstone, circa 1970
Reggie Baer and Bill Erick, SS President, 1911
George S. Hubbard and Friends, SS Beaver
SS Asia, Wrecked Off the Coast of China, April 23, 1911
SS Asia Wreck Being Boarded by Chinese River Pirates
SS Asia Foundering on Rocks
C.B. Cooper, United Wireless Station, Leadville, CO, 1905
Men o’ War, 1885, from Marlo G. Abernathy Album
Ignatius McCarty (L) and George Parson, US Immigration Service, at the Wireless Telephone
Pacific Wireless Radiotelegraph Station, Avalon, Catalina Island in 1903
Exterior of Pacific Wireless, Avalon
Pacific Wireless Crew, Mt. Tamalpais, Feb 22, 1906
Installing Pacific Wireless Station on Mt. Tamalpais, Feb 22, 1906
Francis J. McCarty, at 13 the Inventor of the First Wireless Telephone in the Western US
Ignatius McCarty, Brother of Francis McCarty and Himself an Early Wireless Pioneer
McCarty Wireless Telephone Transmitter
McCarty Wireless Telephone System at the 1925 Pacific Radio Expo, with Ignatius McCarty at Right
Probably Richard Johnstone Atop The Harvard in 1922
SoWP Officers James Brown, Bill Breniman, Frank Geisel, and Eben Cady
Last of the Spark Gap Stations, WNW, Philadelphia, 1929
PanAm Philippine Clipper, Manila, December 1935
Another View of Philippine Clipper
Philippine Clipper, with Unidentified Men on It
Clipper with (L to R) Gail McNair, unknown, Walter Baumgartner (Pres McKinely RO)
CAA International Station WBR, Everglades Radio, Miami Florida Circa 1946
LR 3208051805 WBR Xmas Card – Click here for a 1946 Christmas card with photos from CAA international station WBR, Everglades Radio, Miami, Florida
Cutting & Washington Type 4A Spark Transmitter
WEX Car Ferry Transmitter, Great Lakes, 1924
Supertanker SS Jeronimo Radio Room in 1917
Panama Canal, radioman Lyman W. Packard on SS El Cedro, early-to-mid 1920s.
Pan Am station KNBI in 1935, the first radio shack on Wake Island.
Pan Am radio shack being transported to Wake Island aboard the SS North Haven in 1935.
Page from 1906-7 Marconi stock prospectus. Includes Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, station at Babylon, LI.
Page from 1906-7 Marconi stock prospectus. Includes SS Minneapolis, station at Sea Gate, NY.
Brass name plate of Marconi P-8 2 kW spark transmitter on SS Mallory.
Brass patent plate from Marconi P-8 2 kW spark transmitter on SS Mallory.
Carl Lindh, 676-SGP in photos at L. Not sure of ID of others.
USS Von Steuben and others from Carl Lindh collection.
Photos of Alaska, pre WWI, from Carl Lindh collection.
SS Congress afire off Coos Bay, OR, in 1916. ROs were Henry Dickow and Carl Lindh.