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TVInews - 109 Lost 1902 Nathan Stubblefield Newspaper Articles Found / See Quotes From Nathan Stubblefield and Frederick Collins before their partnership. Photo: Nanthan and Son, Bernard Stubblefield, 14, with RF Transmitter and Radio Speaker System.
Nathan and his 14-year-old son, Bernard, are shown demonstrating the NBS RF transmitter and speaker system in 1902, at Belmont Park, Philadelphia.
Just like in today's world of tantamount news worthy articles, they are being plagued by the same mysterious scientific terms and words of bigotry that plagued consumers at the turn of the 20th century.
The 1902, and 1927 NBS and Fessenden news articles and photos just recovered by blogger's Scott McLean, and Suzan Schweizer, the daughter of Ewin L. Peterson, the 1930, FM-TV frequency inventor, clearly show the reglatory misdeeds brought on by the 1917, war-time Sedition Act.
The Act, comfirmed the right to seize the telecom frequency assets owned by Stubblefield, Marconi and Fessenden, by government, without
The words and things of mystery then were; aerials, coils, ether sky, phony, Stubblefield, Marconi, and the patent laws that were putting the wireless telephony, telegraphy, and telephone company monopolies on the map.
The words used to help bring in the high finance "sin trends" of the 20th century were: Yankees, Hillbillys, Krauts, Spanish and Italian Americans. Continued
Their was no Wall Street, FCC, nor Eliot Spitzer, the attorney general of New York hanging around at the time of Stubblefield, to preach about AT&T, WiFi, The Smart Daaf Borys, Verizon, Radio, v-phones, and what free enterprize was supposed to be all about. SEE MORE STORY ABOUT SPITZER AND PAYOLA / SEE MORE STORY ABOUT NAPOLEON AND THE PURCHASE
In The Daily Herald article, February 17, 1902, and several other newspapers, Stubblefield's business partners were called conniving financial "rascals", nimble-witted Yankees from Philadelphia, and many other unmentionables, by the news media.
Stubblefield himself made a few unwittingly statements, like the one at a January, 1902 luncheon press interview, while beverages were pored and bread was broken.
He was asked by a reporter, "what he thought about Marconi's recent historical December, 1901 trans-atlantic transmission." Stubblefield veered from the serious to an inconsequential chitchat answer stating that, "it was just a thought of his imagination, right out of the air, because he, (Marconi) was the only one that heard the letter "S" being sent by Morse Code from England.
Although his answer was correct, the snide answer was devastating to Stubblefield. Thereafter his statements were often used out of context. One is found in the Fort Wayne Morning Journal-Gazette - April 26, 1903, when Stubblefield was quoted as saying that, "I can only say that I use the earth, as the medium for carrying the sound wave, where Marconi employes the air."
The true statement was: "I can only say that by attaching my wireless telephone transmitter to a grounded earth coil aerial -- is the medium I use for carrying voice sound waves through the ether, whereas, Marconi employes the ether as the medium for carrying the Morse Code Dot Dash signals through the air."
Of course, at that time there was no Wall Street, nor Eliot Spitzer, the attorney general of New York, to preach what free enterprize, freedom of speech and democracy was all about. SEE MORE STORY ABOUT SPITZER AND PAYOLA
During Stubblefield and Marconi's time, public demonstrations and the releasing of new products to the market place, were the only methods the inventor could pull out the true patent owners, if any.
Today, in the TeleCom business, big business will get bigger by FCC regulation commitments. If Stubblefield were still around, he would be telling the FCC, "all he desires with his Wireless Telephone system, is choice and value, more phone numbers from the land-line phone companies, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, at a fair price. Stubblefield would include the promises that he could deliver more choices and value to the consumer, via grounded energy connected to special antennas, "the messenger boy from earth." The following newspaper archives were found by Scot Maclean, of Palos Verdis, California.
From the Fort Wayne Morning Journal-Gazette - April 26, 1903
Stubblefield last week succeeded in receiving a message from Paducah, 54 miles distant, and is now so confident of the success of his invention that he has advertised his home for sale and intends to purchase a place near Washington, where he claims the conditions for experimenting are better. (More story) When asked regarding his latest experiment with his wireless telephone, Mr. Stubblefield said:
"Miss Carrie Colley of Paducah on Monday, March 22, between the hours of 5 and 6 o'clock, spoke this sentence to a gentleman
"Many times recently Dr. Canfield of Lynn Grove and Story Ferguson of this place have discussed business with me through the medium of my wireless telephone. On Saturday night, March 26, quite a long talk was heard by me between some parties one of whom was at Sandy, up the Tennessee river about 38 miles. The man's name was Welckin, but I did not catch the other's name. Miss Alice Payne, the operator at the Mayfield center, is often heard by me and Miss Lentin at the Murray central. We also get voices from Farmlngton and other points. I have heard voices that I recognized as Horace Churchill, A. Thompson, Jesse Sexton, Dr. Wall, Ron Keys and others.''
"I have no wire connection with the town, nor have I any earth connections near any wires leading into town from any point." Inventor Stubblefield refuses most positively to give out exact information regarding his system. "I could not afford to let the scientific world know how I do those things or my method of ground connections.' I can only say that I use the earth as the medium for carrying the sound waves where Marconi employes the air." [sic] "I can only say that I use a transmitter and aerial grounded to the earth -- as the medium for carrying voice sound waves through the sky, where Marconi employes the air to transmit the Morse code signals."
Stubblefield is assisted by his young son Bernard, who has astonished his father by his genius in the working out of difficult problems and together they have accomplished wonders, resulting in the most intense excitement of the people of Calloway county and discussion in the scientific world. Spoken into an ordinary telephone receiver the voice of the speaker comes clear and distinct to the person at the other station. The Morse telegraph signals in the office at Murray, one and one-half miles from Stubblefield experimental station, can be plainly heard. Speaking of this feature of the sounds that come to his station, Inventor Stubblefield says:
"This proves to my mind that the day of practical long distance wireless telephone is at hand if worked out on the line of system. I propose soon to send the human voice hundreds of miles. This would have been done, had not the "gold brick road" gotten hold of me when I was cast in the search of legitimate capital.
The fellow Fennel who undertook to stock a company for the development of the system went at it in an illegitimate way, and I stopped him so that, the company has passed out of existence and although it has been published in the scientific papers that the Fennel company is developing my system such is not the case. Once located in a country where the population is sufficient to justify it, Stubblefield thinks he can start a wireless telephone newspaper. Speaking of this idea he said:
"Gathering up conversations carried on between different personas in various parts of the country as we do here, it is perfectly clear to me that, the news of the country could be reported to a fixed caller at a cost that, would be exceedingly small. Such a paper might get much news that its contemporaries would not have access to and some that the people concerned might not wish published." (Note: a caller refers to a person that has a fixed phone number connected to a land-line, or a radio frequency number like, 1240AM or 92.1FM that can tune in to the broadcast.)
As to the difficulties to be overcome is the commingling of voices or noises coming at the same time and the pessimists say that in a city only a continuous signaling would be heard. Stubblefield says, "this is not the case, however, as during his public test in the town of Murray last, year he was able to control the messages, having them come to him one at a time.
"A little more than a year ago," said Stubblefield today, "I made the state ment that the human voice could be heard across the Atlantic with the per fection of my apparatus, and today I stand ready to prove my statement. I believe I have gone deeper into the system of wireless telephone than any other man, with all due respect to our friends across the sea and to Prof. Collins of Narbeth, Pa."
"My system as it stands now will transmit the voice by water for many miles from moving vessels with but little electric force. We can equip all steamers, say between Paducah and Cairo, a distance of 40 miles with proper earth connections that messages can be exchanged between the steamers themselves and between them and the land stations at will. No wire connections are required except [sic] for those water level plates attached on each of the vessels. From my experiments last summer on the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia I found this to be possible." Also See Daily Herald Tribune Collins -1902
Stubblefield does not intimate at what time he will give out the diagrams of his apparatus. His workshop is in his home (Tel-eph-on-delgreen) which is located on a farm several miles from Murray and all of his preliminary experiments have been carried on with great secrecy on account of the comparative isolation of the place. He is quite as proud of the part which his boy has played to working on his apparatus as he is of the success of his public exhibition. He speaks entertainingly on the question of his invention and the possibilities.
As insidious and penetrating as the wonderful X-ray, stopping for no material object, "the electric envelope of the earth" bore the Stubblefield messages
Stubblefield claims, "This mysterious, intangible envelope is what has made a messenger boy for the millions that inhabit the globe."
Nathan Stubblefield, the inventor, is, according to his own description, "a practical farmer, fruit grower and electrician." He owns valuable farming property In the vicinity of Murray and it is here that his experiments have been carried on.
In regards to his 14-year-old son, and only assistant in the work on the invention, Bernard B., Stubblefield Nathan says, "he should have the credit for numerous valuable suggestions given in the course of working up the details of the invention."
The nature of the apparatus used by the inventor is not known. He positively declines at this time to give out either technical descriptions or diagrams of the vital part of his apparatus. All that is exposed to view while his apparatus is in working order is the ordinary commercial telephone transmitter and receiver. Within a brightly polished box which is not opened to public.
The inventor conceals his secret and he says, "I will not disclose until it is perfected to the smallest detail. and it will, when perfected, bring up the sounds to any desired pitch.
In speaking of his invention, Mr. Stubblefield said:
"I know that I have solved the problem of wireless telephony, and I will now devote myself to perfecting my apparatus. I want it to be perfect when given to the public, and it is my desire that it shall not appear with defects for the scientific journals to pick to pieces. My device, it will be possible to communicate with hundreds of homes at the same time. A single message can be sent from a central station to all parts of the United States. I am confident that It will operate over long distances and even at great distances the transmitter will be no bulky instrument but quite small and convenient to handle. I think that my device would be invaluable in the matter of sending out the United States Weather Bureau predictions. In directing the movements of a fleet at sea and in numerous ways which appeal to one at first thought.
I am in hopes of getting a government appropriation to aid me in carrying on my work, or at least the promise of its adoption when perfected. The possibilities of the invention seem to be practically unlimited, and it will be no more than a matter of time when conversation over long distances between the great cities of the country will be carried on daily without wires. I intend to continue at work on my device and think that I will get other startling results in a short time." Also see The Sunny South / 1902
"The electric envelope of the earth" bore the Stubblefield messages. This mysterious, intangible envelope is what Stubblefield claims to have made a messenger boy for the millions that inhabit the globe.
Stubblefield devoted his entire attention to the construction of a transmitter. Now, Stubblefield says, "that with the completion of an improved receiver, which has been partially constructed, it will, when perfected, bring up the sounds to any desired pitch (volume) With this device, it will be possible to communicate with hundreds of homes at the same time. A single message can be sent from a central station to all parts of the United States.The device would be invaluable in the matter of sending out the United States Weather Bureau predictions, in directing the movements of a fleet at sea and in numerous ways which appeal to one at first thought."
Stubblefield claims, "the invention seem to be practically unlimited and it will be no more than a matter of time when conversation over long distances between the great cities of a country will be carried on daily without wires.
Stubblefield says, " that a transmitter for a long distance will not have to be of large size, and in that event, European and American houses, with properly tuned instrument, could hold daily conversation over wireless instruments no more cumbersome to the office than the first long distance telephone boxes. (see loop antenna)
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1902 Nathan Stubblefield Newspaper Articles - Found
By TVInews Reader
109 / Education
120 PIXELS 3 columns
The Sunny South / 1902
Daily Herald / Feb. 17, 1902