The Master of Wireless - Guglielmo Marconi
Signor Guglielmo Marconi - the Scientist Whose System of Telegraphy Brought Help to the Titanic and News of the Appalling Disaster That Overtook Her. The Illustrated London News (4 May 1912) p. 639. GGA Image ID # 10145c39a9
So necessary has wireless telegraphy become to passenger-carrying vessels that there has already been passed in the United States a law making it compulsory for all American passenger steamers, and all ships carrying passengers from the United States to have a wireless installation, if more than fifty persons, including the crew, are carried.
Similar legislation has been adopted by France concerning subsidized ships. But Italy, Spain, and by New Zealand, Great Britain has only moved in the matter to the extent that, in 1910, Sir Edward Sassoon introduced a Bill providing that wireless telegraphy should be obligatory on the part of all passenger-steamers,
The congested state of business in the House at the time caused this to get no further than the first reading.
Signor Guglielmo Marconi, the world-famous electrical engineer whose wireless-telegraphy system has proved of such enormous value, was born at Bologna on April 23, 1874.
In 1905, he married the Hon. Beatrice O'Brien, daughter of the 14th Baron Inchiquin. It was in 1899 that he established wireless communication between France and England.
Since then his "wireless" has worked many wonders. Recently, the rise in Marconi shares has been a feature of Stock Exchange business.
Marconi Demonstrating Apparatus He Used in His First Long Distance Radio Transmissions in the 1890s. The Transmitter Is at Right, the Receiver with Paper Tape Recorder at Left. Published in Lfe Magazine 31 December 1900. GGA Image ID # 10ea764d9b
The Marconi Wireless in North America
MARCONI WIRELESS TELEGRAPH CO. OF AMERICA. Incorporated Nov 22, 1899,
in New Jersey, to operate wireless telegraphy in the United States and dependencies, under the Patents of Guglielmo Marconi and Prof. Flemming (both of London), Thos. A. Edison, of West Orange, N. J., and Prof. Michael Idvorsky Pupin, of Columbia University, New York.
MARCONI WIRELESS TELEGRAPH CO. OF CANADA. Incorporated Aug 13, 1903.
in Canada, to operate in Canada under the patents of Guglielmo Marconi. Operates about 40 land stations in Newfoundland, Labrador, East Coast and St. Lawrence under subsidy from the Canadian and Newfoundland Governments; also direct transatlantic wireless telegraph services.
The company operates sixty land stations throughout the United States of America and has equipped over 500 American merchant steamships.
"Saver of Hundreds of Lives: The Master of Wireless," in The Illustrated London News, New York: The International News Company, Vol. 50, No. 1304, Saturday, 4 May 1912, p. 639.
Moody's Manual of Railroad and Corporation (1918) p. 439, 1029.