Transmitter, Spark, Telegraph, J.A.D. McCurdy, Early Airplane Radio Experiment
Designed and built by Oscar C. Rosen, this wireless transmitter made the first successful radio transmission from an airplane to ground in 1911. It was carried aboard a Curtiss aircraft piloted by J.A.D. McCurdy. The airplane could not carry the additional weight of Rosen, so the telegraph key was attached to the control wheel, and McCurdy sent the message.
Gift of Wood Newspaper Machinery Corporation.
Circa 1911, tested by J.P.D.McCurdy, home-built
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Wood and metal
- 3-D: 81.3 x 24.8 x 35.6cm, 11.5kg (32 x 9 3/4 x 14 in., 25 3/8lb.)