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TVInews:109 MOVIE - Grandpa Nat, Firewire & Watermelons. The inventor and patent holder of Wireless Telephony®™© - WiTEL from Kentucky










































































































































Photo: Nathan B. Stubblefield and Ada Mae with their six children. l-r Bernard, Oliver, Nathan Jr., Helen in NBS arms, Ada, Patte and Victoria - Also shown is the first permanent wireless telephone®™© broadcasting installation in the world. Placed in front of the family are the photos taken at his recent 1902 ship-to-shore demonstrations, held in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Firewire, Watermelons and Kentucky. See Story - Wireless Cemeteries.

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The first wireless radio broadcast, (Wireless Telephone, WiTEL) in the world that transmitted voice and music into the atmosphere, was from a 5 room school house.
To be exact, radio at that time was called, "wireless telephony", and it took place in 1892 on the 82 acre estate of the N.B. Stubblefield, Industrial School. The house included a living room, kitchen, and 3 classrooms that made into bedrooms at night. The water well was on one side of the house, the out house on the other. The barn that held 2 horses, a carriage, and two cats was in the back of the house.
"We know the man and his family who lived in this house, because the man was our great-grandfather, Nathan B. Stubblefield," say the children of Troy Cory-Stubblefield.
The house that opened its doors to the world of radio, is pictured above with Grandpa Nat, grandmother Ada, and their other 6 children. Oliver, the father of Troy, is the little boy standing front row lett. Placed in front of the family, is the first permanent wireless telephone broadcasting installation in the world, are a few of the photos taken at his recent 1902 ship-to-shore demonstrations, held in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Not only did grandpa Nat, as our father called him, patent his grounded firewire RF induction coils that created the virtual electromagnetic wave antenna lying beneath the ground surrounding the coils, (1898) -- but these same earth batteries helped power his perpendicular antenna needed to send voice through the atmosphere.
He had been transmitting voice and music from the school house since -- 1892, utilizing the same virtual antenna RF induction coil concept with his perpendicular antennas attached to a grounded earth RF coil. His own NBS mechanical telephone system, pointed out Priscilla, was patented four years prior, in1888.
NBS was also one of the first men to form a Wireless Telephone Company, and the first to file and patent the invention as the Wireless Telephone almost 97 years ago today, May 12, 1907. Click to See First Wireless Telephone Patent Drawing and Movie.
I've been thinking a lot about Grandpa Nat lately, not only because of the anniversary of that hopeful day in 1907, but because of the recent re-ascendancy of regulatory missteps and the regulatory seizures of property taken by our government's various regulatory agencies, then more or less holding the seized assets under lock and key, until a claim is filed by the victim or his/her survivors. It's the regulatory agency's fiduciary duty and requirement to pay the owner first for any seized property, before selling it to the general public. In recent 2005 Florida Holocaust case, the U.S. Government's, statue of limitation defense was overruled, and the U.S., was required to pay the victims and/or their survivors of stolen art objects, an amount that exceeded 25.5 million USdollars. Also - Click to see Swiss Banks Payback Jewish Clients from 1.25 billion to Holocaust victim Fund and Click to see NBS100 report, Legal Remedies, said attorney, Scott Stubblefield. and Managing The Trust Of Victims and the problems.
Although Grandpa Nat wasn't a victim of the holocaust, he was a victim of those government officials who were, and still are, in trust of his patent device and the by-products of those patents they kept under lock and key, until 1996. Grandpa Nat, became a victim of national security, just like the inventors and developers of the Atomic Bomb and victims of the holocaust. "As for our Grandpa Nat, he became a passionate "secret keeper" -- he defended his commitments made to his nation, which in turn, lead to his strange death one year after one of his major wireless telephone patents expired, in 1928," says Priscilla Stubblefield.
It was just twenty-one years earlier, in 1907, just seven years before the war in Europe started that Grandpa Nat and his invention were the talk of the town in Washington, D.C. He had just filed a patent for his new wireless telephone device that could hook into existing world-wide telegraph and telephone landlines. In all aspects, my Grandpa's wireless device and system, describes today's Wi-Fi and the land-line Internet system. People will soon be asking themselves, "Do the Americans want to control the Internet like they did the wired wireless global telecommunications, in 1907, or lose the dotcom era to the .de, .cn or, .frs.
As he was sitting at the desk of his old friend, General Squier of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, in 1907, it was easy for the General to persuade Grandpa Nat to make a deal with the U.S. Army for their exclusive use and control of his NBS, wireless telephone system. After all is said and done, says Alden Stubblefield, the U.S. Government owned the Army, did't it. It just added that extra security NBS needed, to ensure his future wealth.
The General was at the height of his powers, in charge of procuring telecommunication secrets that would help defend the territorial awards gained from the Spanish American War, and to keep in constant voice contact with the building of the Panama Canal, and preparing for the war that was predicted to happen in Europe on or before 1914.
The General convinced Grandpa Nat that a few patentable trade outs, here and there would only enhance the potentials of what it would be like working with the U.S. Army, as part of the Signal Corps telecom team. Both the General and NBS had close associations with Nikola Tesla, George. Westinghouse, Fessenden, and Prof. Frederick Collins, all part of the original 1902, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. demonstrations. The General positioned himself to have close dealings with all of the members of the Smart-Daaf Boys group, and acted as the intermediary for the inventor, AT&T, GE, the Marconi Company and Congress. MORE STORY - PART TWO - 282005


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By 1910, as the story goes, most of the committed "secret keeper" group, except for Collins and Deforest, were totally convinced that they would be part of an alliance that would monopolize NBS's wireless/firewire patents, and Squier's proposed multiplex wired-wireless radio telephone/telegraph system, throughout the world. See Photo of Philadelphia and Potomac River wireless demonstration - 1902. Click to view - the SMART-DAAF BOYS.
After the U.S. Attorney General announced the acceptance of AT&T's Kingsbury Commitment in 1913, and upon the advice and assurance that the telecom commitment would be enforced by the U.S. Attorney General's office, the Signal Corps "dream team" stepped aside and fell into the background in 1913, explains the movie treatment.
Stubblefield filed for his promised Flying Machine patent, in the name of his son Bernard Stubblefield; Collins and DeForest swiftly concluded their stock fraud cases; and the General committed to give any acquired or future patent rights involving telephony or telegraphy, to the people of the United States, as a sign of good faith and Squires full intentions. See NBS Timeline.
The Kingsbury Commitment, was a simple letter from the vice president of AT&T', Nathan Kingsbury, dated, December 9, 1913, in which AT&T agreed with the U.S. Attorney General, that it would divest itself of Western Union, would provide long-distance services to independent exchanges under certain conditions and to refrain from any and all acquisitions if the Interstate Commerce Commission objected.
Again, like today, there were just as many judicial activists then, earning a place in history, by making things happen. They angered the electromagnet wave industry innovators, who viewed the court rulings as "overly zealous regulators, with self-serving agendas", says attorney Scott Stubblefield. Both federal and local judges helped establish the precedents for implementing the Mann-Elkins Act of 1910, and the 1913 "Kingsbury Commitment, that ended any dreams the Kentucky "Big Six" had in creating a National Broadcasting System (NBS) telecom monopoly in Kentucky. (Both Squier and AT&T's, Theodore Vail had worked on the founding of the Mann-Elkins Act of 1910, and the 1913 "Kingsbury Commitment. Squier was co-holder of several patents filed by AT&T).
Making AT&T a quasi like arm of the U.S. Government, to seize the assets of other telecom companies, by "natural" reasons, was one of the regulatory missteps, that was overlooked by state's rights backers.
The Act cemented AT&T's control of America's telephone land-line network and was the door opener for the emerging wireless radio broadcasting industry led by NBC. The monopoly's power to supervise war time patent pools, was a dream come true for AT&T. After the war's end, AT&T, claimed the telecom assets and frequencies as theirs, and the regulators agreed ruling that such procedures were necessary to control the interconnections that were being tied into the future of America's telecom system's targets.
NBS was not, and had never been a member of any anti-war or hate group that was out to ban Telefunken or the Marconi Company out of existence. He in fact despised dictatorial ideology and was a proud American patriot. But he was also a southern Democrat, an educator, an inventor, with a strong belief in States rights.
In other words, Grandpa Nat was exactly the kind of person who followed Time Lines. If Dolbear, Edison, Bell, Tesla, Braun, Marconi, and Fessenden DID THIS and DID THAT in 1880, 1888, in 1896 and in 1907, and if NBS had done THIS or THAT, in 1882, 1886, 1892, 1898, 1902 and in 1907, and the general public was invited to demonstrations as witnesses - that was the way it was with him. --"Who could challenge historical truths with photos and public records, unless a big ball of fire occurred," said Alden Stubblefield. - MORE STORY / -PART THREE 292005



By 1915, Grandpa Nat left his Washington connections and secrets behind forever. He knew how and why his wireless system was separated from the profitable two-way land-line telephone service, and as to why and when the name, "wireless telephone" was changed to "radio" -- and why he was given title to the flying machine that was part of a trade-out.
NBS also knew the secrets as to why the two-way radio frequency station, was to exclusively support existing Morse Code dit dah transmissions, and why AT&T was given the franchise to control the new one-way Voice radio frequency station, and who was going to service the owners of the newly developed table-top radio receiver, -- as described on his drawings,
The one thing he didn't know, was how the signatories to the Kingsbury Commitment were going to take over and merge the AT&T / U.S. Government agenda with the many city/state-owned bankrupt telephone companies, and how they were to handle payment to complete their "One System, One Universal Service, and One Telephone Policy", with his own Kentucky telephone company investors, with proper compensation.
Grandpa Nathan's life was turned inside out when his investors started to complain about the inquiries asked by regulators concerning their private lives. He was called to testify before General Squier's inquiries in Washington, which was investigating subversives in the U.S. Army and his dealings with Squier, and was subpoenaed to Atlanta, Georgia, concerning Collin's stock fraud inquiries, as well.
As one of the original organizers of the American Wireless Telephone and Telegraph Company, NBS had to distant himself from friends and founders of the Kentucky "Big Six" -- who had refused to testify. He couldn't shake a sense of dread, so grandpa, now divorced from grandmother Ada Mae, moved his gear to a one room hut and became a stranger than fiction recluse. On summer nights, he would shock his neighbors by lighting up hill sides from his hut, with his buried RF induction transmitting coils. See Firewire and Wireless.
When the United States entered into World War I, from June 1917 to July 1919, all of the U.S. land-line telephone systems, wireless radio broadcasting companies and telecom patents were nationalized and pooled, making any claims for patent infringement or cross usage, null and void. Grandpa Nat still living as a recluse near Murray, still had one secret he never leaked, said neighbors, and that secret was a wireless device -- he called, "LookRadio".
Following the war he thought, as well as others, including family members, that reprivatization would restore his patent and frequency assets back to him, but under the "Commitment", AT&T resumed its near-monopoly quasi government telecom position.
Between 1921 and 1934 the ICC approved 271 of the 274 purchase requests of AT&T. In 1934, the government made AT&T a regulated monopoly under the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission. This formal quasi government status was maintained until AT&T's forced divestiture in 1984.
Ada Mae, said in her letters that NBS was "a victim of the … awful pressure of the hysterical assault upon inventions that reactionaries were using and promoting for their own ends." But on March 30, 1928, when Grandpa NBS was found dead, those who had tormented him were unapologetic. "It seems to me," said his grandson, Troy Cory-Stubblefield in the movie treatment, "that NBS's conscience was always clear as a secret keeper. His life style showed everyone that he was willing to wait out his fate until the war ended, then God's willing, his luck would change, and they would all get paid from the work product of his inventions."
There was no reason why people would make him suffer by spreading lies about his private life in Washington, and the stories about Clarissa that made his life untenable among Ada Mae and his children.
In the movie script, Clarissa is of the opinion that because of NBS's investors' growing hatred for the people on Wall Street, and those politicians who helped glorify the Madison Square Gardens wireless stock sales, featuring Tesla and Collins, were the causes of their monetary losses, and the reason why some big-name Kentucky players had to stay at arm's length -- from NBS. - MORE STORY / -PART FOUR 302005


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In my family, and to some of those around and about Kentucky, grandpa Nat was accorded hero status, which I'm sure served as an aspirin for allowing him to live so long where he did, then die on the same earth floor hut he started out with, some ten years earlier. On March 28, 1930, on the campus of N.B. Stubblefield Industrial School, now Murray State University, a Memorial Headstone was erected in his honor, on his former Telephon-Del-Green 82 acre estate, 100 feet from the school house and near the grave sites of two of his children, Frederic and William Tesla (Billy), named after his peers and his father, Capt. Billy.
As a child I could see the humanity and intelligence in his eyes from the portrait of Grandpa Nat hanging on the wall in my parents' house, says Alden Stubblefield. Now, as I flip through the major feature film movie treatment, "Firewire and Watermelons", based on the 1992 four-volume book set, "N.B. Stubblefield and the Smart-Daaf Boys, I can finally see why the letter "S" in the title, Smart-Daaf Boys is the acronym for Stubblefield and the eight wireless innovators. See Amazon for Books: co-written by my father Troy Cory-Stubblefield, Josie Cory-Stubblefield.
"When I was 5 and about to start school", adds Scott Stubblefield, I questioned my mother and father whether all of those terrible stories I'd heard about first-grade were true. You know, the ones about, if you couldn't say your ABC's backwards and forward in two minutes, you were a dumb bell, and the one about the giant-sized fifth-grader bogeymen lurking around every corner, waiting for the chance to put a charley horse on your back-side -- with a girl or two, snickering and giggling while watching on".
My mother assured me those stories weren't true, pointing to the 1902 Philadelphia photo hanging on the wall, showing Grandpa standing with some of the greatest industry leaders of the 19th and 20th century. In a low whispering vocie, she said, "that if I made it through law school, I might get a chance to do something great, just like Grandpa Nat did."
After one hour, I could name every Smart-Daaf Boy in the photo, plus remember the name "bowler hat" as they called the funny old-fashioned "derby hat" Grandpa Nat, Collins, Gen. Squier and the man from Bell Telephone were wearing. How did they know then, that the wireless telephone that was broadcasting voice and music, would later be renamed, radio?
"But Grandpa, like his friend Tesla and George Westinghouse", shouted Scott, while finger pointing to the1902 Philadelphia photo seen above, -- "In the eyes of many -- some of those men seen standing there in the line-up, viewed Grandpa and Tesla as the bogeymen lurking around every corner, waiting for the chance to put a charley horse on their back-side." What hurt Grandpa Nat most of all though, was when they branded him "nothing but a -- watermelon farmer."
THEN AND NOW - I wonder if people would feel differently about the world of education and the wireless video/telephone telecommunications, if they would take a closer look at what the N.B. Stubblefield Industrial School looked like in the early 1900s, before the Telephon-Del-Green 82 acreage became a Kentucky University, and before the NBS100 frequency by-products were sold in 1996, to the general public.
Today, it is easy to understand why the Smart Daaf wireless frequencies were sold in 1996 by the FCC -- for over 37 billion $USdollars, but it's hard to imagine, as to why somebody from the FCC didn't notify MSU or a member of NBS100 group then, before the wireless telephone frequencies were sold. Priscilla thinks the reasons are simple. We know about the sales, we know the history, now the movie about how the billions were collected by the Smart-Daaf Boys, MSU, and the Kentucky "Big Six".
In the case of the holocaust victims, the cash and the works of art that were either stolen from the victims by the personnel, employed by the U.S. Army, and in the action where a Swiss bank was holding deposits belonging another group of victims, eventually was settled under U.S. Federal rules of law. Both cases considered the tortfeasor, as regulatory agencies, acting in fiduciary capacity, Both America and Switzerland were held responsible for monetary damages, and billions were paid to the victims, and or their survivors.
When you click on the nbs100.com website, watch the "Stubblefield" LookRadio, Podcast movie trailer, then click over to the official U.S. Patent Office site. Spend a few moments viewing each of the 1907 NBS drawings, note the distances from his mobile wireless telephone devices within the moving vehicles, to the land-line telephone/telegraph pole -- there were no ground connections.
Then notice the type of mobile antennae the horseless carriage, ship and the locomotive are using to transmit and receive signals. It was a pure NBS ordinary radio frequency. The wireless units were later streamlined by one of the Smart-Daaf boys with specific tuners to fit any frequency known to mankind. Squire perfected land-line multiplexing.
Just imagine in the spring of 1907, the real and human life Grandpa Nat, his wife and children must have enjoyed -- when they were the center of every conversation about the money and wealth the wireless telephone would bring to the State of Kentucky and Washington, D.C. When the stewardship of wireless changed hands in 1913, so did NBS's private life. Alone and apostatized by his family and friends, he was found dead in the early spring of 1928, in a house he shared with his cat. Before he died, Nathan B. Stubblefield said to his neighbors: "I've lived fifty years before my time".
To be exact, he lived 88 years before his time. It was not until 1996, the RF radio frequencies emitted by his 1898 virtual antenna system, he called his earth induction coils, and those described in his 1908 wireless telephone patents, were permitted by the FCC, to be sold to the general public. In regards to the small hut where he lived, it had only one room -- that became Grandpa Nat's only wireless refuge.
Because no one was with Grandpa Nat when he passed on, it is thought that he might have died on or about, March 30th 1928. His cat was found licking at Grandpa Nat's eyeballs when he was found dead lying on the earth floor of the hut. Though he didn't smoke, a pipe was in his hand.
We know this is true, because the story was told to our father by the man who found the lifeless body of my Grandpa Nat, when the man was just a teenager. This man's story was video taped, and can be seen by clicking here -- on VRA Teleply movie preview.





ByLines: Editors Note

27 Week of 2005 / Reflections on Grandpa Nat, by the great-grandchildren of N.B. Stubblefield are the comments on the subject matter chosen by the developers to be featured in the full length Hollywood film project. The movie's working title agreed to is: "Firewire and Watermelons".
The personal comments in this 3 part weekly Celebrity Scene News report were made during the months April, May and June 2005, in Universal City, Ca, to establish the period before and after NBS filed his patent application for the Wireless Telephone, 98 years ago, on April 5, 1907. The film is based on the 1992 four-volume book set, "N.B. Stubblefield and the Smart-Daaf Boys, written by Troy Cory-Stubblefield and Josie Cory-Stubblefield, Library of Congress Catalog Card number: 93-060451. ISBN 1883644-00-3, and the N.B. Stubblefield DVD Documentary, VRA 4501 to VRA 4503.

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