Founding Fragments: Radio Fax

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Interactives & Media
Duration: 5 minutes
Date 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

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