Grade Range: 6-12Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Reference MaterialsDuration: 5 MinutesDate Posted: 6/30/2014
Although we might think of fax machines as a relatively recent (if somewhat dated) technology, this episode uncovers the surprising history of the wireless fax machine. Host Tory Altman speaks with Hal Wallace, associate curator of the museum's electricity collection, about this 1930s device that used radio signals to transmit images
Multimedia instruction, Museum education
Interactives & Media
This telegraph register, manufactured in accord with the Morse patent, was installed in 1848 in S...
Edison, 1930s, telephone, video, STEM, television, radio, electricity
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