Pioneering Wireless

Period Peripheral Wireless Subjects

 Historical Occurrences

A.B.C. of Radio, The (Temple)
Broadcasting From Within
Broadcasting: Its New Day
Continental Wireless Telephone and Telegraph Company
Federal Radio Act of 1927
Government Control of Radio Communication
History of Wireless Telegraphy 1838-1899, A
How to Retail Radio
Important Events in Radiotelegraphy
International Radio Telegraph Convention of Berlin: 1906
List of Wireless-Telegraph Stations of the World ~ 1 October 1908
Manual of the Marconi Institute
Marconi Wireless Telegraphy
Masters of Space
Picture Book of Radio
Radio - Miracle of the 20th Century
Radio as an Advertising Medium
Radio Book
Radio Industry, The
Radio Map of the United States ~ 3 December 1927
Review of Radio, A
Rise of Radio, The
Short Wave Hints and Helps
Story of Broadcasting, The
Story of Wireless Telegraphy, The
Traffic Rules and Regulations
Theosophical Broadcasting Station, The
Wire and Wireless Telegraphy
Wireless Time Signals
Wonderful Achievements of Radiotelegraphy in War and Peace, The
You're on the Air

 Radio Equipment Catalogs

1918 ~ Electro Importing
1922 ~ Electro Importing
1923 ~ RCA
1924 ~ Trego Radio
1925 ~ Federal
1925 ~ Times Appliance
1927 ~ Randolph Radio
1928 ~ Miller-Welles
1928 ~ Simplex Radio Supply
1929 ~ Aerovox
1929 ~ Allied Radio

Pre-war radio transmissions were primarily point-to-point messages, while post-war radio transmissions were dominated by broadcasts (and the public feverishly snapped up consumer receivers to hear them). The 1927 Federal Radio Act severely restricted non-big-business radio transmission, and DIY radio hobby publications quickly reduced in number thereafter.

It is ironic that "Digital" and "Solid-State", which dominates modern radio, actually pre-dates Analog and Vacuum Tube technology.

Photographs with descriptions of commercial radio parts in catalogs are often useful templates when constructing your own equivalents.