Pardon Armington

In 1883 Armington was part of the group that organized the Armington & Sims Engine Co. in Providence, Rhode Island.  →

Edwin H. Armstrong

Edwin Howard Armstrong was a giant in many respects. That picture was given to us by the gentleman on the left, who was Mr. Charles R. Underhill. He started Armstrong on his distinguished career because Armstrong lived in the neighborhood of Mount Vernon, in New York. And Underhill lived a couple houses away… and very quickly, young Armstrong found out that Underhill was the man to go to find the answers to questions that bothered him.  →

Karl Ferdinand Braun

Braun shared the Nobel Prize in 1909 "in recognition of contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy", and later invented the cathode ray tube. He went on to be one of the founders of the Telefunken Company. And Telefunken was, of course, a giant competitor of Marconi.  →

George Henry Corliss

"The American engine of Corliss everywhere tells of wise forethought, judicious proportions and execution, and exquisite contrivance."  →

Amos Emerson Dolbear

Dolbear had an elevated antenna, and essentially what he was doing was exciting the area around his antenna electrostatically, and the electrostatic field went out.  →

Thomas A. Edison

Now we come to Edison, who was the most remarkable guy, with over a thousand patents. I don’t know if anybody else has that many…  →

Reginald Aubrey Fessenden

From Brant Rock on Christmas Eve in 1906, Fessenden became the first person to broadcast musical and vocal programs over the air.  →

Reginald A. Fessenden

Reginald Fessenden, very, very early, was experimenting with electrostatic effects… wireless, if you will. And he was doing it really before Marconi started doing it.  →

William A. Harris

"Since 1870, when the patent on the Corliss engine expired, Mr. Harris has manufactured it, with his own and other patented improvements, under the name 'Harris-Corliss Engine'."  →

Guglielmo Marconi

Moving, now, over to this stiff aristocrat, Bill Marconi. What Marconi was, was a powerful organizer and a business man, and a pretty grabby guy, if you come right down to it, and he succeeded in building giant wireless stations all over the world… tremendous stations…  →

Gardiner C. Sims

Sims was a founder of Armington & Sims Engine Co. and at his death was president of the William A. Harris Steam Engine Company.  →