General Electric Radio from Associated Radio Store

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Title

General Electric Radio from Associated Radio Store

Alternative Title

General Electric Radio

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Radios
General Electric Company

Description

A General Electric Radio purchased from the Associated Radio Store, located at 149 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Before the advent of television, radio served as a major source of communication and entertainment. In 1885, Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894) discovered that electricity could be sent through electromagnetic waves. This discovery would aid ships in communicating with each other when out at sea, rather than using pigeons and flags. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) would further this research by transmitting electromagnetic energy wirelessly in 1893. In 1897, Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) patented his own radio device and created a wireless radio transmission company. In 1901, he sent the first transatlantic signal, which was sent from Ireland and reached Canada.

Source

Original radio: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Regions Bank, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1919-1959

Is Format Of

Original color digital images by Rachel Williams, 2014.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Regions Bank, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection. RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

97.7 KB
87.4 KB

Medium

1 radio

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Associated Radio Store, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally manufactured by General Electric.
Donated to Orlando Remembered by Rod Davis.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Williams, Rachel
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Orlando Remembered

External Reference

Garratt, G. R. M. The Early History of Radio From Faraday to Marconi. London, UK: Institution of Electrical Engineers, in association with the Science Museum, 1994.
Aitken, Hugh G. J. The Continuous Wave: Technology and American Radio, 1900-1932. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Transcript

GENERAL GE ELECTRIC

Radio from Associated Radio Store
From Rod Davis

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Original Format

1 digital color image

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