Steinmetz speaks on WGY, 1922

General Electric Company1922/1922

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science

Steinmetz is leaning on a chair and speaking into a microphone at radio station WGY. A story recounted by Kolin Hager, the first announcer of WGY, in 1922, discusses the WGY connection to the "No Smoking, No Steinmetz" story. Because of the complex technical equipment at WGY, the management of the station had banned smoking. When Steinmetz arrived for the first of his on-air appearances, he said "No Smoking, no Steinmetz." An exception was made for the famous engineer.

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  • Title: Steinmetz speaks on WGY, 1922
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1922/1922
  • Location: Schenectady, New York
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Subject Keywords: Charles Steinmetz, Electricity, Inventors
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
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