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Radio Receiver, Type SE-950, Used by Charles Francis Jenkins in Experiment Detecting Radio Signals from Mars

National Electric Supply Company1918-03-26

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

The SE950 was produced commercially during WWI as a rugged field radio; its versatile nature allowed it to remain useful in Charles Francis Jenkins' laboratory. The radio was used in a curious 1924 experiment as Mars drew near Earth's orbit. The SE950 was connected to a device capable of photographically recording any "alien communication" broadcast during military-imposed radio silence.

Details

  • Title: Radio Receiver, Type SE-950, Used by Charles Francis Jenkins in Experiment Detecting Radio Signals from Mars
  • Creator: National Electric Supply Company
  • Date: 1924-08
  • Date Created: 1918-03-26
  • Location: United States, District of Columbia, Washington, Mars (Planet)
  • Subject Keywords: Jenkins, C. Francis (Charles Francis), 1867-1934, Todd, David, Communication, Radio telemetry, Wireless communication systems, Radio (Telecommunication system), Radio receivers, Radio direction finders
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Patent Date: 1918
  • Object Name: Radio receiver
  • Object ID: 40.567.33
  • Manufacturer: National Electric Supply Company
  • Inventor: Charles Jenkins
  • Invention: Radio receiver
  • Image ID: THF156814
  • Field: Radio
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Grace Jenkins.

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