Arc Transmitter Key, Used in the Hammond Radio Research Laboratory, 1916-1922

Summary

John Hays Hammond, Jr. was largely responsible for launching the field of radio control. In 1926, he built a medieval-inspired castle in Gloucester, Massachusetts. This site served as his home and research laboratory. With over 400 patents to his name, Hammond developed ideas for radio control, autopilot function, and targeted missile detonation. This device was used in Hammond's laboratory.

John Hays Hammond, Jr. was largely responsible for launching the field of radio control. In 1926, he built a medieval-inspired castle in Gloucester, Massachusetts. This site served as his home and research laboratory. With over 400 patents to his name, Hammond developed ideas for radio control, autopilot function, and targeted missile detonation. This device was used in Hammond's laboratory.

Artifact

Transmitter

Date Made

1916-1922

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

36.436.20

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Cast iron
Copper alloy
Hard Rubber
Textile

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 4 in

Length: 9.75 in

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