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First Portable Superheterodyne Radio Receiver, Made by Edwin Howard Armstrong, 1923

Edwin Howard Armstrong1923

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Edwin H. Armstrong was a pioneer of radio engineering, credited as the inventor of FM radio. In 1918 he filed a patent for the superheterodyne radio circuit. This technology increased the sensitivity and selectivity of radio receivers. The radio depicted is the first portable superheterodyne radio receiver ever made. Armstrong gave it to his wife, Marion, on their 1923 honeymoon.

Details

  • Title: First Portable Superheterodyne Radio Receiver, Made by Edwin Howard Armstrong, 1923
  • Creator: Armstrong, Edwin H. (Edwin Howard), 1890-1954
  • Date Created: 1923
  • Subject Keywords: Armstrong, Marion MacInnis, Armstrong, Edwin H. (Edwin Howard), 1890-1954, Communication, Firsts, Radio (Telecommunication system), Radio receivers
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Patent Date: 1923
  • Object Name: Radio receiver
  • Object ID: 67.52.1
  • Inventor: Edwin Armstrong
  • Invention: Portable radio receiver
  • Image ID: THF156549
  • Field: Radio
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Marion Armstrong.

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