Inventing Schemes and Strategies: The Making and Selling of the Fessenden Oscillator

@article{Frost2001InventingSA,
  title={Inventing Schemes and Strategies: The Making and Selling of the Fessenden Oscillator},
  author={Gary Lewis Frost},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  year={2001},
  volume={42},
  pages={462 - 488}
}
  • G. Frost
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • History
  • Technology and Culture
Reginald Fessenden’s pioneering work in radio has been the subject of much scholarly attention, but historians have neglected his equally impressive career in the field of underwater acoustic technology.1 In 1913, as a consulting engineer for the Submarine Signal Company (SSC), he invented the Fessenden Oscillator, a versatile electromechanical device that launched two revolutionary maritime technologies: underwater telegraphy and underwater echo ranging, a method of determining the distances… 

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