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The Wireless Age, Vol. 5

June, 1918 (Classic Reprint)



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The Wireless Age, Vol. 5 by J. Andrew White
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Excerpt from The Wireless Age, Vol. 5: June, 1918 This suit was brought to trial a month ago and terminated somewhat strangely by the Attorney General suddenly abandoning the defense on behalf of the Government, agreeing to the declaration which the Marconi Company sought and admitting its claim for damages. Godfrey Isaacs, Earl Reading's brother, as managing director of the English Marconi Company, produced a letter at the trial which forms the basis of the present promising affair. When Sir Charles Hobhouse became Postmaster General, in 1914, he went to Berlin to see for himself what the Germans, especially the Telefunken Company, were doing in perfecting long distance wireless, and took Sir Henry Norman with him as interpreter, the latter speaking German and being well acquainted with the technology of wireless. After their return from Berlin, Godfrey Isaacs received a letter from two friendly directors of the Telefunken, saying that Hobhouse and Norman had suggested that the Telefunken should tender for the second trio of British imperial wireless stations for which the Marconi had already a provisional contract. The Telefunken reply was that they could not hope to undercut the Marconi in England, as the expenses of the Telefunken, ow ing to the cost of licenses, etc., would be higher than those of the Marconi, besides which their patent position in England was uncertain. The Tele funken directors' letter went on: From this Norman formed the opinion that there would be little question of relying upon the Telefunken Company as a competitor of the Marconi in England, and he therefore approached Herr von Lepel with the object of encouraging him to form an English company and to obtain for him financial assistance. With this object, among others, we understand, these gentlemen are endeavoring to obtain financial assistance from Mr. Beit (presumably the South African millionaire). About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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October 13th, 2016
Country of Publication
United States
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