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Federal Telegraph Co.; Newark NJ (before San Francisco)

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Name: Federal Telegraph Co.; Newark NJ (before San Francisco)    (USA)  
alternative name:
Kolster Radio Corporation
Abbreviation: federal-te
Products: Model types Others
Summary:

Federal Telegraph Company; Palo Alto before WWI, then San Francisco (~1921); Known also as supplier of radio transmitters and manufacturer of marine radio equipment during WWII, (then Newark, New Jersey, 1942).

Electronics, April 1933, pp. 5, Tube Ad for F-307-A and F-369-A = address: 200 Mt. Pleasant Avenue Newark, N.J.
 

Founded: 1908
Production: 1921 -
History:

Incorporated on Dec.28, 1908, Federal consolidatd several telephone companies in western N.Y. state.
From 1910 through 1912 the Federal Telegraph Company carried on radiophone experiments.
From March 1, 1918 on no more telephone operating, only production of telephones, switchboards and then radio parts.
From end 1921 on complete radio sets were made.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
USA  24 Commercial    
USA  27 Kolster "B" Socket Power Unit UX201A   
USA  26 Kolster Radio Loop   Federal Telegraph Company Kolster Radio Loop antenna.  
USA  11–25 Wireless Station Sign   This is a Federal Telegraph Company(1911-1927) porcelain sign generally used in Federal... 
USA  18 Arc Relay Key - Navy 15-100KW (Military) Type SE 565   This is a Federal Telegraph Company of America (1911-1927) 15-100 KWatt Arc Relay Key, ... 
USA  20 Marine Radio Receiver CM 1305    

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Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

tbn_usa_federaltelegraph_logo.jpg
Copied from eBay auction 174243999865, seller gravoids 1926 Kolster Radio Authorized Dealer Appt and Franchise Letter. This is part one. Remark of seller: "This Is A Signed Contract Between Kolster Radio Co And The Wahoo Hatchery In Wahoo Nebraska, Giving The Wahoo Hatchery The Right To Sell And Maintain Kolster Brand Radios. An Interesting And Unusual Piece of Radio History."tbn_kolster_radio_dealer_appointment_1926_page_1_of_3.jpg
Copied from eBay auction 174243999865, seller gravoids 1926 Kolster Radio Authorized Dealer Appt and Franchise Letter. This is part two (of two). Remark of seller: "This Is A Signed Contract Between Kolster Radio Co And The Wahoo Hatchery In Wahoo Nebraska, Giving The Wahoo Hatchery The Right To Sell And Maintain Kolster Brand Radios. An Interesting And Unusual Piece of Radio History."tbn_kolster_radio_dealer_appointment_1926_page_2_3.jpg

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Radiophone experiments
Georg Richter
18.Aug.10
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From 1910 through 1912 the Federal Telegraph Company carried on radiophone experiments between the stations at San Francisco, Stockton, Sacramento and Los Angeles (all in California).

The distance between any two stations of the first three stations mentioned is 90 miles (140km), and between the first and the last station mentioned is 355 miles (570km). Speech between San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento was clear at all times, but between these points and Los Angeles it was weak and indistinct. The antenna heights were 309 feet (94m).


Source: "Radio Telephony" by Alfred N. Goldsmith (Ph.D.), The Wireless Press, 1918.

 
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