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1923 The Boys' Wireless Book Published By George Newnes

1923 The Boys' Wireless Book Published By George Newnes

George Newnes

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1923 The Boys' Wireless Book Published By George Newnes

This is a, 100-year old, 1923 The Boys' Wireless Book Published By George Newnes. A piece of radio communications and wireless history!

In fair condition, this book has a hardback cover and a cloth spine. The cover and pages have faded, yellowed with age, and exhibit some creasing and foxing. The cover has a break in one corner 'fixed' with clear tape. Some of the pages are loose but have not fully detached from the spine.  


  • Published by George Newnes Limited, London and printed on thick art paper.
  • Hardback 1st Edition, published 1923 (there is no published date in the book)
  • 90 pages with schematics and 11 black and white photographs including; 
    • A gigantic loudspeaker tower on the state of the American millionaire Col. EHR Green which was able to transmit 4 miles!  
    • The wireless lighthouse at Inchkeith Island on the Firth of Forth.
    • The Caernarfon Marconi Transatlantic wireless station
  • 6 Chapters covering The Theory of Wireless, All about Aerials, Receiving Sets, Use of Wireless, Short Wireless Talks, and Knotty Problems Solved
  • Size:
    • Height: 25cm (10″)
    • Depth: 2cm
    • Width: 19cm

What did the youth of the 1920s do as hobbies before the advent of mobile phones, Wii, and X-boxes? The answer is they built and played with wireless technology, as described in this wonderful 1920s 'The Boys Wireless book.' An early amateur radio book providing a plethora of information on problem solving, aerials and receiving sets.

This would make a great present for a Radio Ham/ amateur radio enthusiast or lover of vintage technology. It was published only a year after the BBC radio broadcasting tests at Marconi House, London (radio station 2LO) in 1922, and the BBC's inaugural radio news bulletin read by Mr Arthur Burrows, who is featured in this book.

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