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June 27, 2017

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Shelbie Lynn Bostedt / Chicago Tribune

The company will be handing out three different ice cream flavors

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Talenti will be handing out cold ice cream this summer.

Speed walk to Millennium Park in Chicago to grab one of 15,000 free pints of gelato that Talenti will be handing out today.

Beginning at noon on Tuesday, the company will be giving away cinnamon peach biscuit, vanilla chia and double dark chocolate gelato near Pritzker Pavilion at 201 E. Randolph St.


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1000 TO 1000 000 VOLTS LOUIS STEINBERGER'S PATENTS

and all the Commercial Wireless

PAT. OFF & FOREIGN COUNTRIES

60 -72 Washington St. 66 -76 Front St.

Brandes Wireless Headsets The "SUPERIOR" Type a

ónon rr tiro,? have ei e s s Blue

on .hand. llas alphalwti.ally arranged list

tiou.. L -rchmrt Vessels. Vessels of th[r. S. Navy, It "venue Cutters and Licensed and Culi.-ensed Amateur Stations soil their The most popular head-

to August 1, 1914. The book. of its kind ever published and on yon cannot afford to be without. Size' dsx inches, paper bud, wlto map of ['sited States ',boning all principal radio stations, Lth gvornntent and commereial. Snt preSend now so that aid on reeeipt of lye railing and Is -ing called. u eaa tell who i I

Experimenter Publishing Co., Inc. 233

Made in the same factory and with the same care our more expensive types. Send stamp for our catalogue our headsets.

Wireless Receiver Specialists

32 UNION SQUARE, EAST j1EW YORK

AWe have accurate scale drawings and knock -down parts of I man - carrying u

aeroplanes for elass- 3T7.CUlzr[SS r u om denimtstra- F'L'YING fions, exhibition pur poses. students of BC)AT aeronant'cs, etc. PRICES OF 3 -Ft. MODEL SC tLE bR3wi.vcsCarttss Flpko Boot, 25e. cavort Monoplan. 25c,. (llerv4 "'d/onaytane, 15.1 It'riolt Bitdon..' . dro- arroplan, tir, 25e. CtirHSS Conserhó Cecil Peal. Champion Rat. Complete Set of Six. 51.25 Postpaid. 50 pt. "Ideal" Model A eras Supple Catalog 5' IDEAL AEROPLANE SUPPLY CO. 76- 82'Vest Broad New York .

Music In Colors MIEN we go to the theater we have all probably noticed the wonder-

ful effect that different colors play on the total effect produced on us by a certain stage setting or musical number. A new device has been tried recently in Carnegie Hall at New York to give "color music," as it may be termed (see Fig. 1), and a special piece of music was prepared for this device by the composer, Scriabine, and produced as part of the piece,

"Prometheus." The "color organ" instrument has board of 12 colors, red, rosy-orange, yellow, green, pearly blue, "the shimmer of

ously as long as the color notes are being

used. Flcxib:e insulated cables connect to each lamp as seen, and over each tungsten lamp is fitted a color screen. Over this "color organ" is placed a frame about 12 by 15 feet at the front opening. In this frame are placed several pieces of various kinds of fine transparent gauze, which hang slightly in folds. This scheme, combined with the always moving and intermixing bands of color as projected upward, forms a wonderful effect. The keyboard, which is similar to a piano,

moonshine," bright blue, violet, purple, steely, "steely with the glint of metal" and dark red. composer's The dream was to build a palatial theater so ,-ontrived that the audience should be bathed in rhythmical light as it listened to the music. Modest Altschuler, conductor for the Russian Symphony Society, described the effect of t: color music on the new instrument as "intoxicating," and said that

FIELD SECOR, Associate Editor

Blue Green. I -flat Steely Gray. And so on. Various combinations of these colors were made easily possible by the keyboard, which resembled piano keys, and thus it was easy for the player to strike a chord, the same as in Or "nary music. The operation of the keys and lamps is not direct but indirect. i,(, .,rid handlin any heavy currents at tie keyboard. Tè keys when depressed close a direct -cure circuit through corresponding r e I mounted on the central supporting col. shown in tbs.! diagram, Fig. 2. The foot pedals control the intensity of the light and operate an adjustable impedance coil in the 110 -volt alternating- current circuit feeding the moving tungsten lamp band. The lamps were all specially made with concentrated filaments to project the maximum amount of light upward through and on the gauze screens. The lamps were made up for this work A

if the instrument proved to be a valuable accompaniment

board at to an orchestra, scores right. for it could be writ- Fig. i. As Various Notes and Chords Are Played Corresponding Colors Are Pr.niect -.1 Upward Through ten so that it could be Gauze Screens as Shown. Color Organ Is Controlled by Keyboard and Pianist at Right. Fig. z Shows Details. used for other pieces. can be played by any pianist, the musical Simply described, the musical color through the courtesy of the General Elecscheme is worked out as follows: For score being written in regular notes on tric Co. The necessary color screens were every changing mood in the music a dif- ruled paper, the same as any music. Color placed in slides over each lamp reflector, ferent color is taken, as given for a cer- intensity variation is obtained by means of and colored gelatine was largedly used for tain note. etc., and which color also repre- two foot pedals at the base of the keyboard. this work, placing it between two clear sents as near as possible the feeling of the Hence the wonderful range of colors and glass plates. For such colors as red, a tints possible is evident. plain red glass was used. soul, so to speak. The great success of the effect produced We show diagrammatically at Fig. 2 how In laying out this musical color scheme this light effect is managed. This device the composer of "Prometheus" made use with this device was due in great part to was built on short notice under the guidance of an arbitrary color scale, as might be the ingenious arrangement of the gauze of Preston S. Miller, of the Electrical Test- suspected. Remington had previously screens. The most flimsy screens came ing Laboratories, New York, and therefore worked out an equivalent system for this first, then n!xt heavier gauze, etc., ending future installations may be wonderfully purpose, but the new arrangement was as up with a rather stiff and coarse mesh netting. The color effect on the audience improved. Referring to the diagram, a follows, the tone notes being: was quite marvelous indeed, as the differRed. continuous band of high power tungsten C D Yellow. ent, always -changing colors were really lamps are caused to move half way around E Pearly Blue. seen through each other. the belt circuit, and back again continu-

"The Electrical Experimenter" is published on the 16th price is 50 cents a year in U. S, and possessions. Canada coin or stamps). Single copies 10 cents each. A sample Experimenter Publishing Co., Inc. If you change your address

of each month at 233 Fulton Street, New York. There are 12 numbers per year. The subsoriptiea and foreign countries 76 cents a year. U. S. coin as well as U. S. stamps accepted (no foreign copy will be sent gratis on request. Checks and money orders should be drawn to order of the

notify us promptly, in order that copies are not miscarried or lost.

All communications and contributions to this journal must be addressed to: Editor, "The Electrical Experimenter," 233 Fulton Street, New York. We cannot return unaccepted contributions unless full return postage has been included. ALL accepted contributions are paid for on publication. A special rate is pail for novel experiments good photographs accompanying them are highly desirable.

Entered as second -class matter at the New York Post Office, Maroh 1, 1915, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Title registered U. S. Patent Offioe. Copyright 1918 by E. P. Co., Inc., New York, The Electrical Experimenter. Monthly. Published by the Experimenter Publishing Co., Inc., 293 Fulton Street, New York,

Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures By Hugo Gernsback

I Make a name is Ignaz Montmorency Alier. If that don't suit you I suggest I. M. Alier for short. I am a Yankee by birth no doubt you guessed that much. Both my father and mother came over on the Mayflower and settled in Yankton, Mass., where they are engaged at present in cactus and ostrich farming. Ever since I was a little boy my father. for reasons best known to himself, begged of me to be a worshipper of truth, no matter how painful it might prove. I am glad to say that my father's teachings fell on fertile territory. I have never knowingly uttered an untruth. The pursuit of truth since I have grown up has become a mania with me, so much so. in fact, that even an very 'ay exaggeratiu., made ny best of friends Irive me frantic.

Jeremiah Addlecock, jailkeeper, Coffee -

pensive and perhaps more satisfactory. Of course, this argument, quite logical as it was, for the time being discouraged me not a little, but soon I took up my studies five months.) anew and made many important new disThe Ananias Club, Yankton, Mass. coveries. Now that I have thoroughly established As president and founder of the now demy standing I will proceed, and I sincerely funct American Wireless Mouse Trap Co. hope and trust that no one will question I learned a lot about rats and mice and any statements I may be called to make this knowledge even to-day is of high imin these pages. They are the bare, unportance to me. varnished truth in each and every case. The above company, as will be rememIf called upon I will cheerfully swear to bered by many, operated at one time no the truth of any of my statements be- ,less than 80,169,$09 wireless mouse traps all over the country. If we had not been so eminently successful in killing every mouse and rat in the country the company would, no doubt, be still in business. As it is, the American public calls me its greatest livunderstand my ing benefactor for ridiat peculiar state ding the country of these ..d, as far as truth 01 pests, and this alone is is concerned, it will honor enough and canprobably be best undernot but speak well for stood by the average layme. For the benefit of man if I say that truth my young readers who with me is nothing less never saw one of my and nothing more but a wireless mouse traps let sort of sport, hobby me give a brief descripif you wish. I collect tion of same. truthful statements as Each trap was conyou would collect structed like a squirrel stamp s. Particularly The opening to cage. beautiful and original the cage was fashioned examples of truth are in such a manner that a written down by me on mouse or rat could get large white cards. These in it, but not out of it cards are all indexed and of its own accord once classified and kept, verin it. Now, as anyone tically filed in card drawcan readily convince ers. The originator (may himself by trial, mice I say inventor ?) of these and rats are exceedingly truths is, of course. fond of revolving cages. given full credit on these They will travel for cards, so that it is easy miles to get one. It to find in years gone by has a most i powerfuI who made this or that fascination f or them. particular truthful stateThey simply adore it and ment. You will not think go wild about it. I am me immodest if 'I state almost tempted to say in passing that ninethat they go crazy about tenths of the cards conit, for they find it extain my own name as tremely hard to stop originator of original once they start running. the Receiv ers Suddenly Became Enveloped in a Scarlet Phosphorescence, Glowing Softly Like the Light in an XRay Tube. and surprising truths. Upon this great natural Of course, as truth is a law I based my invention. science with me, such a statement cannot fore a notary. (I am a notary myself.) The shaft of the cage was connected to a cause much surprise I realize this fully. As every resident of my home town little dynamo, which was operated at high I would not think of taking up your knows, I own the largest wireless plant in speed as soon as the mouse or rat started valuable time with the above statement the State. I own the only long distance the cage revolving. The dynamo in turn were it not so vitally necessary for me to wireless telephone station in the country. was connected to a little wireless set and fully acquaint you with my character, for this in turn to an aerial wire system on the AN is known, I hold the long distance reasons which will be more apparent later. wireless telephone record of the world. Al- roof of the house. The wireless set was For this reason I also find it quite neces- ready in 1900, when my set was not nearly constructed in such a manner that when sary to give you the following references as perfected as it is to -day, I could talk operated it would send out a call similar any of the below mentioned individuals and around the world and converse freely with to a Western Union call box. In each institutions will be only too glad to vouch myself, the message traveling clear around locality we had a wireless "central" with for my integrity, honesty, as well as ver- the globe. This fact was described at operators. As soon as one of the operators acity.* I could give almost an indefinite length in "The London Scientific Gazette received a call he would look up his call book and see where the call originated. list, but I prefer mentioning only the fol- of 1900." (See Vol. XX, No. 19, page 39.) lowing: It attracted much attention at the time, but This took but a few seconds. A man would Hiram O'Rourke, lawyer, Yankton, Mass. it was declared commercially impractical, then be dispatched immediately to the house (The above defended me in three breach for the reason that it was argued if it in question, where he would brain the of promise suits, as well 'as eight perjury is necessary to build a giant wireless mouse or rat on the spot, single handed, charges of which I was accused.) station at a tremendous expense in order by means of a club. He would next reset Patrick Flanagan, jailkeeper, Yankton, to talk clear around the globe, for the the trap and return to headquarters, giving Mass. sole purpose of listening to one's own a full itemized report of the case. To the not to yourself voice, why talk without my system of killing the 'tin account of the numerous inquiries received the expensive wireless? My critics con- inexperienced rodents might appear rather long winded concerning me I suggest to enclose a 2ct. stamp for your reply when writing. tended that it would be far less ex- and expensive, but it is here where my inMY

ville, Me. Mike Whiffeltree, jai:keeper, Lyreville. Vt. (The latter only knew me intimately for

sight into human nature came to its full bloom and made me famous. Not everybody likes to kill rats and mice. This is particularly true of the feminine humans inhabitating this globe. Why this should be so I do not profess to know absolutely, although I have some vague opinions on the subject, which. however, I would rather keep to myself. Suffice it to say, bipeds in skirts rather employ their time otherwise 'than catching, not to mention, killing rats and mice. What. therefore, I ask was more natural for me than to employ professional ratters and mousers, to perform the disagreeable tasks? At any event, you may be sure, the cornpany was a huge success and many a fair damsel even to -day sends me highly perfumed letters hailing me as the liberator of the fairer sex's arch- enemies. But this brings me away from my story. As I said already. I own the largest wireless telephone station in the country. It is exceedingly well appointed and contains instruments and apparatus of which the greatest living scientists have as yet not the faintest knowledge. This story starts on a bitter cold December night. I could go to some length by writing two or three columns at two cents a word, stating how the wind sang weirdly through my aerial wires on the roof : how the flames of my log fire cast fantastic shadows about the room haw my cat was softly purring on a chair near by, dreaming of some long departed appetizing canary how the windows rattled uncannily in the storm how the trees moaned plaintively outside, and so forth. Thus I could set the scene and prepare you for the story-getting you under tension, as the editor calls it technically. As a plain matter of fact, however, the aerial wires were full of sleet ana therefore could not "sing." furthermore I was glad that they didn't come down, which would have made some music, although not very pleasant music. Then the log fire. too, could not very well have cast fantastic shadows either, nor any other shadows for that matter. because the log fire happened to be a radiator. Instead of casting fantastic shadows, however, it cast a lot of . ink noise about and every now and then made me jump clean out of my chair. Then, also, the cat could not have purred very readily on the chair because it wasn't a cat at all, but a dog to begin with, and he could not have purred even if he had taken lessons at $5 an hour. There were, however, good reason for this, too. Firstly, it was not a he it was a she. Secondly, she had been dead for two years and only because she was stuffed so nicely did I keep her. Thirdly, she could positively not have sat on a chair near by, simply because there was only one chair in the place and I was on it. Fourthly, dogs, especially dead dogs, are not known to dream about appetizing canary birds. Then, too, the windows could not have rattled in the storm where I was, for my wireless station is in the cellar and that cellar has no windows whatsoever. As for the trees moaning or not moaning I explained above that my people were engaged in cactus farming. There are no trees on the farm, and cactus does positively not moan in a storm. It squeaks. Now that you understand the situation fully I will proceed. It was after 12 o'clock midnight on a cold winter night. My new, loud talking telephone receivers were on my head and I had just lit a fresh pipe. I had been flirting with my vario- selective coupling -balance which was adjusted to a very long wave length- 90,000 meters, if my memory serves me right-and I was just in the act of tuning down to the wave length of F. L.- that's the Paris Eiffel

ph,n. -rcnce which I had seen hut a few sec ,u,h before around my receivers. It seemed to me as if there was a gigantic searchlight stationed on the bright side of the moon, throwing a colossal shaft of that scarlet light over on the dark side. This shaft of light was not stationary, but it swept rapidly back and forward over the dark face of the moon, illuminating the moon's craters in a wonderful fashion. The phosphorescent light shaft was so long that it went actually clear across the face of the moon and swept out into the space beyond for a considerable distance. It was the most magnificent, inspiring spectacle I had ever witnessed in my life. Suddenly the light vanished for a short period, just as the mysterious party had said it would. I counted to 10. Just as sudden the sweeping light shaft appeared anew brushing the moon's Clark face a few times back and forward as before. The light disappeared again I counted to 10 and it reappeared, going through the identical motions for the third and last time. For a few seconds I stood fascinated probably with my month wide open. Like in a trance, I went down to the wireless. and I still remember while adjusting the 'phones over my head that my teeth were chattering violently and that I had a cold chill which shook me from head to foot. I had scarcely adjusted the 'phones when the high pitched screaming sound was heard again and in a few seconds the voice with the graveyard tone spoke once more: "I trust, my boy, that you will not doubt again Baron Münchhausen's word," here I could distinguish a low chuckle, "but tell me. how did you like my little exhibition ?" "Why, your excellency." I stammered back into the transmitter before me, "I really had no idea of offending you before, the was quiet. whole thing seemed so impossible to me I must have sat dumbfounded for at least a minute before I could recollect my that you can hardly blame me for doubting senses. I took the 'phones off my head your words. However, after seeing your and wiped off the perspiration mechanical- wonderful lunar fireworks I stand ready to believe anything and everything that you ly. I am sure I was dazed. I looked at my hands, moving them back and forth may say. I assure you I will swear by it. before my eyes, but I wasn't certain then But would you be so kind p,, answer me that I was awake. So I took a pin laying the burning question which is uppermost in my mind just now? Am I not correct near by and shoved it in my thigh. I knew in my assumption that your excellency was then that I really was awake. I wanted to horn in 1720 in Hanover, Germany. and think. but I had to laugh outright. Why, the thing was preposterous. Some pracwas buried in 1797 in the same locality ?" tical amateur joker, no doubt, who tried "Most assuredly, my boy, you have stated to get me on the roof and then afterward the facts absolutely correct. As you say. have me the laughing stock of the town. I was buried in 1797, but if you were to "Good stunt! Rather novel idea, ha. ha! open the coffin to -day you would not find a But that sepulchral. earnest voice. bone of Baron Münchhausen. For political that distinct accent, the peculiar intona- reasons it was very desirable for me to tion . could it ?" 'die' in 1797, for if I had not 'died' just My eyes fell on the clock before me. It then they would have hung me dead, no was 12 :55. At that very moment my doubt. So I had a wax replica made of 'phones emitted a loud crackling sound. myself. which looked so much like my like "static" before a thunderstorm. As I dear self that it even deceived my trusted was looking on wondering, the receivers valet, Fritz, who came within an ace of suddenly became enveloped in a scarlet placing me in the coffin while I was sleepphosphorescence, glowing softly like the ing peacefully but soundly in a secret room light in an X -ray tube. in my attic alongside of my wax figure. If I know now that my hair must have I had not sneezed in my sleep they would raised at the sight of the uncanny phe- have buried me undoubtedly and let my nomenon. I recollect that I grabbed my wax replica shift for itself in an uncap and run up the stairs, knocking somefriendly world. While this might have body down as I flew by. pushed the trap been a regrettable accident, it would have open and sank down on the roof almost ex- hardly affected me much. for I am imhausted. Mechanically I pulled out my mortal, as you no doubt know !" A chuckle watch. It was 11:59. I shivered and was discerned by me at this pun. the Baron looked intently at the moon. sailing in a no doubt liking his own little jokes. beautifully clear sky, in which the stars "However, in the absence of Fritz, that sparkled with unusual brilliancy. blunderer Rosskopf, the embalmer, entcrs The moon was half full, the dark half the house very much under the influence being jet black and undistinguishable from of Schnapps and by pure chance finds the the black sky. A clock near by started to secret room. He sees me sleeping soundly strike 1 o'clock. The sound was still and thinks. of course, that I am dead. vibrating in the air when I witnessed a He, being either too lazy or else too drunk, most remarkable phenomenon. The dark I never knew which, he fails entirely to cut pertion of the moon was suddenly faintly me open and to embalm me in the usual illuminated with the same scarlet phos(Contiuned on page 10).

Through my receivers came a very faint, but exceedingly high pitched screaming sound, which became louder and louder each second. While I was still wondering what this unearthly sound could be, I suddenly heard in a faint but clear voice: "After, Yankton, Mass.- 80,000 meters." This sentence was repeated several times. lost no time in starting my 200 K. W. generator, tuned up to 80,000 meters, and yelled into the transmitter in front of mc. "Ship ahoy! This is Alter of Yankton, who's there?" Almost instantly it came: "It is I, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Baron Miinchhauscn At that I almost swallowed my pipe, but just the same, the colossal nerve of that fellow aggravated me. "You confounded liar, stop your joking," I yelled back. "if you have to say anything. say it and be quick about it, foi I am going to bed in a few minutes." "My son," it came back in sepulchral tones, "I am not at all surprised at your astonishment. Rest assured I expected you would doubt my identify. However, I have proofs. It is now 12.50 a. m. terrestrial time. Kindly mount to the top of your roof. You will find it to be a clear night, the moon being half full. Take your watch along and observe the moon carefully. Precisely at 1 a. m. I will illuminate the dark half portion of the moon with a red phosphorescence, three times beginning 1 a. m., each illumination to last five seconds with a 10 second interval between each illumination. After this return to your phones. I have spoken. . The peculiar high pitched screaming sound was heard once more in my receivers. It ran rapidly down the scale, became fainter and fainter -there was a low click in my 'phones and everything 1


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1000 TO 1000 000 VOLTS LOUIS STEINBERGER'S PATENTS

and all the Commercial Wireless

PAT. OFF & FOREIGN COUNTRIES

60 -72 Washington St. 66 -76 Front St.

Brandes Wireless Headsets The "SUPERIOR" Type a

ónon rr tiro,? have ei e s s Blue

on .hand. llas alphalwti.ally arranged list

tiou.. L -rchmrt Vessels. Vessels of th[r. S. Navy, It "venue Cutters and Licensed and Culi.-ensed Amateur Stations soil their The most popular head-

to August 1, 1914. The book. of its kind ever published and on yon cannot afford to be without. Size' dsx inches, paper bud, wlto map of ['sited States ',boning all principal radio stations, Lth gvornntent and commereial. Snt preSend now so that aid on reeeipt of lye railing and Is -ing called. u eaa tell who i I

Experimenter Publishing Co., Inc. 233

Made in the same factory and with the same care our more expensive types. Send stamp for our catalogue our headsets.

Wireless Receiver Specialists

32 UNION SQUARE, EAST j1EW YORK

AWe have accurate scale drawings and knock -down parts of I man - carrying u

aeroplanes for elass- 3T7.CUlzr[SS r u om denimtstra- F'L'YING fions, exhibition pur poses. students of BC)AT aeronant'cs, etc. PRICES OF 3 -Ft. MODEL SC tLE bR3wi.vcsCarttss Flpko Boot, 25e. cavort Monoplan. 25c,. (llerv4 "'d/onaytane, 15.1 It'riolt Bitdon..' . dro- arroplan, tir, 25e. CtirHSS Conserhó Cecil Peal. Champion Rat. Complete Set of Six. 51.25 Postpaid. 50 pt. "Ideal" Model A eras Supple Catalog 5' IDEAL AEROPLANE SUPPLY CO. 76- 82'Vest Broad New York .

Music In Colors MIEN we go to the theater we have all probably noticed the wonder-

ful effect that different colors play on the total effect produced on us by a certain stage setting or musical number. A new device has been tried recently in Carnegie Hall at New York to give "color music," as it may be termed (see Fig. 1), and a special piece of music was prepared for this device by the composer, Scriabine, and produced as part of the piece,

"Prometheus." The "color organ" instrument has board of 12 colors, red, rosy-orange, yellow, green, pearly blue, "the shimmer of

ously as long as the color notes are being

used. Flcxib:e insulated cables connect to each lamp as seen, and over each tungsten lamp is fitted a color screen. Over this "color organ" is placed a frame about 12 by 15 feet at the front opening. In this frame are placed several pieces of various kinds of fine transparent gauze, which hang slightly in folds. This scheme, combined with the always moving and intermixing bands of color as projected upward, forms a wonderful effect. The keyboard, which is similar to a piano,

moonshine," bright blue, violet, purple, steely, "steely with the glint of metal" and dark red. composer's The dream was to build a palatial theater so ,-ontrived that the audience should be bathed in rhythmical light as it listened to the music. Modest Altschuler, conductor for the Russian Symphony Society, described the effect of t: color music on the new instrument as "intoxicating," and said that

FIELD SECOR, Associate Editor

Blue Green. I -flat Steely Gray. And so on. Various combinations of these colors were made easily possible by the keyboard, which resembled piano keys, and thus it was easy for the player to strike a chord, the same as in Or "nary music. The operation of the keys and lamps is not direct but indirect. i,(, .,rid handlin any heavy currents at tie keyboard. Tè keys when depressed close a direct -cure circuit through corresponding r e I mounted on the central supporting col. shown in tbs.! diagram, Fig. 2. The foot pedals control the intensity of the light and operate an adjustable impedance coil in the 110 -volt alternating- current circuit feeding the moving tungsten lamp band. The lamps were all specially made with concentrated filaments to project the maximum amount of light upward through and on the gauze screens. The lamps were made up for this work A

if the instrument proved to be a valuable accompaniment

board at to an orchestra, scores right. for it could be writ- Fig. i. As Various Notes and Chords Are Played Corresponding Colors Are Pr.niect -.1 Upward Through ten so that it could be Gauze Screens as Shown. Color Organ Is Controlled by Keyboard and Pianist at Right. Fig. z Shows Details. used for other pieces. can be played by any pianist, the musical Simply described, the musical color through the courtesy of the General Elecscheme is worked out as follows: For score being written in regular notes on tric Co. The necessary color screens were every changing mood in the music a dif- ruled paper, the same as any music. Color placed in slides over each lamp reflector, ferent color is taken, as given for a cer- intensity variation is obtained by means of and colored gelatine was largedly used for tain note. etc., and which color also repre- two foot pedals at the base of the keyboard. this work, placing it between two clear sents as near as possible the feeling of the Hence the wonderful range of colors and glass plates. For such colors as red, a tints possible is evident. plain red glass was used. soul, so to speak. The great success of the effect produced We show diagrammatically at Fig. 2 how In laying out this musical color scheme this light effect is managed. This device the composer of "Prometheus" made use with this device was due in great part to was built on short notice under the guidance of an arbitrary color scale, as might be the ingenious arrangement of the gauze of Preston S. Miller, of the Electrical Test- suspected. Remington had previously screens. The most flimsy screens came ing Laboratories, New York, and therefore worked out an equivalent system for this first, then n!xt heavier gauze, etc., ending future installations may be wonderfully purpose, but the new arrangement was as up with a rather stiff and coarse mesh netting. The color effect on the audience improved. Referring to the diagram, a follows, the tone notes being: was quite marvelous indeed, as the differRed. continuous band of high power tungsten C D Yellow. ent, always -changing colors were really lamps are caused to move half way around E Pearly Blue. seen through each other. the belt circuit, and back again continu-

"The Electrical Experimenter" is published on the 16th price is 50 cents a year in U. S, and possessions. Canada coin or stamps). Single copies 10 cents each. A sample Experimenter Publishing Co., Inc. If you change your address

of each month at 233 Fulton Street, New York. There are 12 numbers per year. The subsoriptiea and foreign countries 76 cents a year. U. S. coin as well as U. S. stamps accepted (no foreign copy will be sent gratis on request. Checks and money orders should be drawn to order of the

notify us promptly, in order that copies are not miscarried or lost.

All communications and contributions to this journal must be addressed to: Editor, "The Electrical Experimenter," 233 Fulton Street, New York. We cannot return unaccepted contributions unless full return postage has been included. ALL accepted contributions are paid for on publication. A special rate is pail for novel experiments good photographs accompanying them are highly desirable.

Entered as second -class matter at the New York Post Office, Maroh 1, 1915, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Title registered U. S. Patent Offioe. Copyright 1918 by E. P. Co., Inc., New York, The Electrical Experimenter. Monthly. Published by the Experimenter Publishing Co., Inc., 293 Fulton Street, New York,

Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures By Hugo Gernsback

I Make a name is Ignaz Montmorency Alier. If that don't suit you I suggest I. M. Alier for short. I am a Yankee by birth no doubt you guessed that much. Both my father and mother came over on the Mayflower and settled in Yankton, Mass., where they are engaged at present in cactus and ostrich farming. Ever since I was a little boy my father. for reasons best known to himself, begged of me to be a worshipper of truth, no matter how painful it might prove. I am glad to say that my father's teachings fell on fertile territory. I have never knowingly uttered an untruth. The pursuit of truth since I have grown up has become a mania with me, so much so. in fact, that even an very 'ay exaggeratiu., made ny best of friends Irive me frantic.

Jeremiah Addlecock, jailkeeper, Coffee -

pensive and perhaps more satisfactory. Of course, this argument, quite logical as it was, for the time being discouraged me not a little, but soon I took up my studies five months.) anew and made many important new disThe Ananias Club, Yankton, Mass. coveries. Now that I have thoroughly established As president and founder of the now demy standing I will proceed, and I sincerely funct American Wireless Mouse Trap Co. hope and trust that no one will question I learned a lot about rats and mice and any statements I may be called to make this knowledge even to-day is of high imin these pages. They are the bare, unportance to me. varnished truth in each and every case. The above company, as will be rememIf called upon I will cheerfully swear to bered by many, operated at one time no the truth of any of my statements be- ,less than 80,169,$09 wireless mouse traps all over the country. If we had not been so eminently successful in killing every mouse and rat in the country the company would, no doubt, be still in business. As it is, the American public calls me its greatest livunderstand my ing benefactor for ridiat peculiar state ding the country of these ..d, as far as truth 01 pests, and this alone is is concerned, it will honor enough and canprobably be best undernot but speak well for stood by the average layme. For the benefit of man if I say that truth my young readers who with me is nothing less never saw one of my and nothing more but a wireless mouse traps let sort of sport, hobby me give a brief descripif you wish. I collect tion of same. truthful statements as Each trap was conyou would collect structed like a squirrel stamp s. Particularly The opening to cage. beautiful and original the cage was fashioned examples of truth are in such a manner that a written down by me on mouse or rat could get large white cards. These in it, but not out of it cards are all indexed and of its own accord once classified and kept, verin it. Now, as anyone tically filed in card drawcan readily convince ers. The originator (may himself by trial, mice I say inventor ?) of these and rats are exceedingly truths is, of course. fond of revolving cages. given full credit on these They will travel for cards, so that it is easy miles to get one. It to find in years gone by has a most i powerfuI who made this or that fascination f or them. particular truthful stateThey simply adore it and ment. You will not think go wild about it. I am me immodest if 'I state almost tempted to say in passing that ninethat they go crazy about tenths of the cards conit, for they find it extain my own name as tremely hard to stop originator of original once they start running. the Receiv ers Suddenly Became Enveloped in a Scarlet Phosphorescence, Glowing Softly Like the Light in an XRay Tube. and surprising truths. Upon this great natural Of course, as truth is a law I based my invention. science with me, such a statement cannot fore a notary. (I am a notary myself.) The shaft of the cage was connected to a cause much surprise I realize this fully. As every resident of my home town little dynamo, which was operated at high I would not think of taking up your knows, I own the largest wireless plant in speed as soon as the mouse or rat started valuable time with the above statement the State. I own the only long distance the cage revolving. The dynamo in turn were it not so vitally necessary for me to wireless telephone station in the country. was connected to a little wireless set and fully acquaint you with my character, for this in turn to an aerial wire system on the AN is known, I hold the long distance reasons which will be more apparent later. wireless telephone record of the world. Al- roof of the house. The wireless set was For this reason I also find it quite neces- ready in 1900, when my set was not nearly constructed in such a manner that when sary to give you the following references as perfected as it is to -day, I could talk operated it would send out a call similar any of the below mentioned individuals and around the world and converse freely with to a Western Union call box. In each institutions will be only too glad to vouch myself, the message traveling clear around locality we had a wireless "central" with for my integrity, honesty, as well as ver- the globe. This fact was described at operators. As soon as one of the operators acity.* I could give almost an indefinite length in "The London Scientific Gazette received a call he would look up his call book and see where the call originated. list, but I prefer mentioning only the fol- of 1900." (See Vol. XX, No. 19, page 39.) lowing: It attracted much attention at the time, but This took but a few seconds. A man would Hiram O'Rourke, lawyer, Yankton, Mass. it was declared commercially impractical, then be dispatched immediately to the house (The above defended me in three breach for the reason that it was argued if it in question, where he would brain the of promise suits, as well 'as eight perjury is necessary to build a giant wireless mouse or rat on the spot, single handed, charges of which I was accused.) station at a tremendous expense in order by means of a club. He would next reset Patrick Flanagan, jailkeeper, Yankton, to talk clear around the globe, for the the trap and return to headquarters, giving Mass. sole purpose of listening to one's own a full itemized report of the case. To the not to yourself voice, why talk without my system of killing the 'tin account of the numerous inquiries received the expensive wireless? My critics con- inexperienced rodents might appear rather long winded concerning me I suggest to enclose a 2ct. stamp for your reply when writing. tended that it would be far less ex- and expensive, but it is here where my inMY

ville, Me. Mike Whiffeltree, jai:keeper, Lyreville. Vt. (The latter only knew me intimately for

sight into human nature came to its full bloom and made me famous. Not everybody likes to kill rats and mice. This is particularly true of the feminine humans inhabitating this globe. Why this should be so I do not profess to know absolutely, although I have some vague opinions on the subject, which. however, I would rather keep to myself. Suffice it to say, bipeds in skirts rather employ their time otherwise 'than catching, not to mention, killing rats and mice. What. therefore, I ask was more natural for me than to employ professional ratters and mousers, to perform the disagreeable tasks? At any event, you may be sure, the cornpany was a huge success and many a fair damsel even to -day sends me highly perfumed letters hailing me as the liberator of the fairer sex's arch- enemies. But this brings me away from my story. As I said already. I own the largest wireless telephone station in the country. It is exceedingly well appointed and contains instruments and apparatus of which the greatest living scientists have as yet not the faintest knowledge. This story starts on a bitter cold December night. I could go to some length by writing two or three columns at two cents a word, stating how the wind sang weirdly through my aerial wires on the roof : how the flames of my log fire cast fantastic shadows about the room haw my cat was softly purring on a chair near by, dreaming of some long departed appetizing canary how the windows rattled uncannily in the storm how the trees moaned plaintively outside, and so forth. Thus I could set the scene and prepare you for the story-getting you under tension, as the editor calls it technically. As a plain matter of fact, however, the aerial wires were full of sleet ana therefore could not "sing." furthermore I was glad that they didn't come down, which would have made some music, although not very pleasant music. Then the log fire. too, could not very well have cast fantastic shadows either, nor any other shadows for that matter. because the log fire happened to be a radiator. Instead of casting fantastic shadows, however, it cast a lot of . ink noise about and every now and then made me jump clean out of my chair. Then, also, the cat could not have purred very readily on the chair because it wasn't a cat at all, but a dog to begin with, and he could not have purred even if he had taken lessons at $5 an hour. There were, however, good reason for this, too. Firstly, it was not a he it was a she. Secondly, she had been dead for two years and only because she was stuffed so nicely did I keep her. Thirdly, she could positively not have sat on a chair near by, simply because there was only one chair in the place and I was on it. Fourthly, dogs, especially dead dogs, are not known to dream about appetizing canary birds. Then, too, the windows could not have rattled in the storm where I was, for my wireless station is in the cellar and that cellar has no windows whatsoever. As for the trees moaning or not moaning I explained above that my people were engaged in cactus farming. There are no trees on the farm, and cactus does positively not moan in a storm. It squeaks. Now that you understand the situation fully I will proceed. It was after 12 o'clock midnight on a cold winter night. My new, loud talking telephone receivers were on my head and I had just lit a fresh pipe. I had been flirting with my vario- selective coupling -balance which was adjusted to a very long wave length- 90,000 meters, if my memory serves me right-and I was just in the act of tuning down to the wave length of F. L.- that's the Paris Eiffel

ph,n. -rcnce which I had seen hut a few sec ,u,h before around my receivers. It seemed to me as if there was a gigantic searchlight stationed on the bright side of the moon, throwing a colossal shaft of that scarlet light over on the dark side. This shaft of light was not stationary, but it swept rapidly back and forward over the dark face of the moon, illuminating the moon's craters in a wonderful fashion. The phosphorescent light shaft was so long that it went actually clear across the face of the moon and swept out into the space beyond for a considerable distance. It was the most magnificent, inspiring spectacle I had ever witnessed in my life. Suddenly the light vanished for a short period, just as the mysterious party had said it would. I counted to 10. Just as sudden the sweeping light shaft appeared anew brushing the moon's Clark face a few times back and forward as before. The light disappeared again I counted to 10 and it reappeared, going through the identical motions for the third and last time. For a few seconds I stood fascinated probably with my month wide open. Like in a trance, I went down to the wireless. and I still remember while adjusting the 'phones over my head that my teeth were chattering violently and that I had a cold chill which shook me from head to foot. I had scarcely adjusted the 'phones when the high pitched screaming sound was heard again and in a few seconds the voice with the graveyard tone spoke once more: "I trust, my boy, that you will not doubt again Baron Münchhausen's word," here I could distinguish a low chuckle, "but tell me. how did you like my little exhibition ?" "Why, your excellency." I stammered back into the transmitter before me, "I really had no idea of offending you before, the was quiet. whole thing seemed so impossible to me I must have sat dumbfounded for at least a minute before I could recollect my that you can hardly blame me for doubting senses. I took the 'phones off my head your words. However, after seeing your and wiped off the perspiration mechanical- wonderful lunar fireworks I stand ready to believe anything and everything that you ly. I am sure I was dazed. I looked at my hands, moving them back and forth may say. I assure you I will swear by it. before my eyes, but I wasn't certain then But would you be so kind p,, answer me that I was awake. So I took a pin laying the burning question which is uppermost in my mind just now? Am I not correct near by and shoved it in my thigh. I knew in my assumption that your excellency was then that I really was awake. I wanted to horn in 1720 in Hanover, Germany. and think. but I had to laugh outright. Why, the thing was preposterous. Some pracwas buried in 1797 in the same locality ?" tical amateur joker, no doubt, who tried "Most assuredly, my boy, you have stated to get me on the roof and then afterward the facts absolutely correct. As you say. have me the laughing stock of the town. I was buried in 1797, but if you were to "Good stunt! Rather novel idea, ha. ha! open the coffin to -day you would not find a But that sepulchral. earnest voice. bone of Baron Münchhausen. For political that distinct accent, the peculiar intona- reasons it was very desirable for me to tion . could it ?" 'die' in 1797, for if I had not 'died' just My eyes fell on the clock before me. It then they would have hung me dead, no was 12 :55. At that very moment my doubt. So I had a wax replica made of 'phones emitted a loud crackling sound. myself. which looked so much like my like "static" before a thunderstorm. As I dear self that it even deceived my trusted was looking on wondering, the receivers valet, Fritz, who came within an ace of suddenly became enveloped in a scarlet placing me in the coffin while I was sleepphosphorescence, glowing softly like the ing peacefully but soundly in a secret room light in an X -ray tube. in my attic alongside of my wax figure. If I know now that my hair must have I had not sneezed in my sleep they would raised at the sight of the uncanny phe- have buried me undoubtedly and let my nomenon. I recollect that I grabbed my wax replica shift for itself in an uncap and run up the stairs, knocking somefriendly world. While this might have body down as I flew by. pushed the trap been a regrettable accident, it would have open and sank down on the roof almost ex- hardly affected me much. for I am imhausted. Mechanically I pulled out my mortal, as you no doubt know !" A chuckle watch. It was 11:59. I shivered and was discerned by me at this pun. the Baron looked intently at the moon. sailing in a no doubt liking his own little jokes. beautifully clear sky, in which the stars "However, in the absence of Fritz, that sparkled with unusual brilliancy. blunderer Rosskopf, the embalmer, entcrs The moon was half full, the dark half the house very much under the influence being jet black and undistinguishable from of Schnapps and by pure chance finds the the black sky. A clock near by started to secret room. He sees me sleeping soundly strike 1 o'clock. The sound was still and thinks. of course, that I am dead. vibrating in the air when I witnessed a He, being either too lazy or else too drunk, most remarkable phenomenon. The dark I never knew which, he fails entirely to cut pertion of the moon was suddenly faintly me open and to embalm me in the usual illuminated with the same scarlet phos(Contiuned on page 10).

Through my receivers came a very faint, but exceedingly high pitched screaming sound, which became louder and louder each second. While I was still wondering what this unearthly sound could be, I suddenly heard in a faint but clear voice: "After, Yankton, Mass.- 80,000 meters." This sentence was repeated several times. lost no time in starting my 200 K. W. generator, tuned up to 80,000 meters, and yelled into the transmitter in front of mc. "Ship ahoy! This is Alter of Yankton, who's there?" Almost instantly it came: "It is I, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Baron Miinchhauscn At that I almost swallowed my pipe, but just the same, the colossal nerve of that fellow aggravated me. "You confounded liar, stop your joking," I yelled back. "if you have to say anything. say it and be quick about it, foi I am going to bed in a few minutes." "My son," it came back in sepulchral tones, "I am not at all surprised at your astonishment. Rest assured I expected you would doubt my identify. However, I have proofs. It is now 12.50 a. m. terrestrial time. Kindly mount to the top of your roof. You will find it to be a clear night, the moon being half full. Take your watch along and observe the moon carefully. Precisely at 1 a. m. I will illuminate the dark half portion of the moon with a red phosphorescence, three times beginning 1 a. m., each illumination to last five seconds with a 10 second interval between each illumination. After this return to your phones. I have spoken. . The peculiar high pitched screaming sound was heard once more in my receivers. It ran rapidly down the scale, became fainter and fainter -there was a low click in my 'phones and everything 1


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Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures By Hugo Gernsback

I Make a name is Ignaz Montmorency Alier. If that don't suit you I suggest I. M. Alier for short. I am a Yankee by birth no doubt you guessed that much. Both my father and mother came over on the Mayflower and settled in Yankton, Mass., where they are engaged at present in cactus and ostrich farming. Ever since I was a little boy my father. for reasons best known to himself, begged of me to be a worshipper of truth, no matter how painful it might prove. I am glad to say that my father's teachings fell on fertile territory. I have never knowingly uttered an untruth. The pursuit of truth since I have grown up has become a mania with me, so much so. in fact, that even an very 'ay exaggeratiu., made ny best of friends Irive me frantic.

Jeremiah Addlecock, jailkeeper, Coffee -

pensive and perhaps more satisfactory. Of course, this argument, quite logical as it was, for the time being discouraged me not a little, but soon I took up my studies five months.) anew and made many important new disThe Ananias Club, Yankton, Mass. coveries. Now that I have thoroughly established As president and founder of the now demy standing I will proceed, and I sincerely funct American Wireless Mouse Trap Co. hope and trust that no one will question I learned a lot about rats and mice and any statements I may be called to make this knowledge even to-day is of high imin these pages. They are the bare, unportance to me. varnished truth in each and every case. The above company, as will be rememIf called upon I will cheerfully swear to bered by many, operated at one time no the truth of any of my statements be- ,less than 80,169,$09 wireless mouse traps all over the country. If we had not been so eminently successful in killing every mouse and rat in the country the company would, no doubt, be still in business. As it is, the American public calls me its greatest livunderstand my ing benefactor for ridiat peculiar state ding the country of these ..d, as far as truth 01 pests, and this alone is is concerned, it will honor enough and canprobably be best undernot but speak well for stood by the average layme. For the benefit of man if I say that truth my young readers who with me is nothing less never saw one of my and nothing more but a wireless mouse traps let sort of sport, hobby me give a brief descripif you wish. I collect tion of same. truthful statements as Each trap was conyou would collect structed like a squirrel stamp s. Particularly The opening to cage. beautiful and original the cage was fashioned examples of truth are in such a manner that a written down by me on mouse or rat could get large white cards. These in it, but not out of it cards are all indexed and of its own accord once classified and kept, verin it. Now, as anyone tically filed in card drawcan readily convince ers. The originator (may himself by trial, mice I say inventor ?) of these and rats are exceedingly truths is, of course. fond of revolving cages. given full credit on these They will travel for cards, so that it is easy miles to get one. It to find in years gone by has a most i powerfuI who made this or that fascination f or them. particular truthful stateThey simply adore it and ment. You will not think go wild about it. I am me immodest if 'I state almost tempted to say in passing that ninethat they go crazy about tenths of the cards conit, for they find it extain my own name as tremely hard to stop originator of original once they start running. the Receiv ers Suddenly Became Enveloped in a Scarlet Phosphorescence, Glowing Softly Like the Light in an XRay Tube. and surprising truths. Upon this great natural Of course, as truth is a law I based my invention. science with me, such a statement cannot fore a notary. (I am a notary myself.) The shaft of the cage was connected to a cause much surprise I realize this fully. As every resident of my home town little dynamo, which was operated at high I would not think of taking up your knows, I own the largest wireless plant in speed as soon as the mouse or rat started valuable time with the above statement the State. I own the only long distance the cage revolving. The dynamo in turn were it not so vitally necessary for me to wireless telephone station in the country. was connected to a little wireless set and fully acquaint you with my character, for this in turn to an aerial wire system on the AN is known, I hold the long distance reasons which will be more apparent later. wireless telephone record of the world. Al- roof of the house. The wireless set was For this reason I also find it quite neces- ready in 1900, when my set was not nearly constructed in such a manner that when sary to give you the following references as perfected as it is to -day, I could talk operated it would send out a call similar any of the below mentioned individuals and around the world and converse freely with to a Western Union call box. In each institutions will be only too glad to vouch myself, the message traveling clear around locality we had a wireless "central" with for my integrity, honesty, as well as ver- the globe. This fact was described at operators. As soon as one of the operators acity.* I could give almost an indefinite length in "The London Scientific Gazette received a call he would look up his call book and see where the call originated. list, but I prefer mentioning only the fol- of 1900." (See Vol. XX, No. 19, page 39.) lowing: It attracted much attention at the time, but This took but a few seconds. A man would Hiram O'Rourke, lawyer, Yankton, Mass. it was declared commercially impractical, then be dispatched immediately to the house (The above defended me in three breach for the reason that it was argued if it in question, where he would brain the of promise suits, as well 'as eight perjury is necessary to build a giant wireless mouse or rat on the spot, single handed, charges of which I was accused.) station at a tremendous expense in order by means of a club. He would next reset Patrick Flanagan, jailkeeper, Yankton, to talk clear around the globe, for the the trap and return to headquarters, giving Mass. sole purpose of listening to one's own a full itemized report of the case. To the not to yourself voice, why talk without my system of killing the 'tin account of the numerous inquiries received the expensive wireless? My critics con- inexperienced rodents might appear rather long winded concerning me I suggest to enclose a 2ct. stamp for your reply when writing. tended that it would be far less ex- and expensive, but it is here where my inMY

ville, Me. Mike Whiffeltree, jai:keeper, Lyreville. Vt. (The latter only knew me intimately for

sight into human nature came to its full bloom and made me famous. Not everybody likes to kill rats and mice. This is particularly true of the feminine humans inhabitating this globe. Why this should be so I do not profess to know absolutely, although I have some vague opinions on the subject, which. however, I would rather keep to myself. Suffice it to say, bipeds in skirts rather employ their time otherwise 'than catching, not to mention, killing rats and mice. What. therefore, I ask was more natural for me than to employ professional ratters and mousers, to perform the disagreeable tasks? At any event, you may be sure, the cornpany was a huge success and many a fair damsel even to -day sends me highly perfumed letters hailing me as the liberator of the fairer sex's arch- enemies. But this brings me away from my story. As I said already. I own the largest wireless telephone station in the country. It is exceedingly well appointed and contains instruments and apparatus of which the greatest living scientists have as yet not the faintest knowledge. This story starts on a bitter cold December night. I could go to some length by writing two or three columns at two cents a word, stating how the wind sang weirdly through my aerial wires on the roof : how the flames of my log fire cast fantastic shadows about the room haw my cat was softly purring on a chair near by, dreaming of some long departed appetizing canary how the windows rattled uncannily in the storm how the trees moaned plaintively outside, and so forth. Thus I could set the scene and prepare you for the story-getting you under tension, as the editor calls it technically. As a plain matter of fact, however, the aerial wires were full of sleet ana therefore could not "sing." furthermore I was glad that they didn't come down, which would have made some music, although not very pleasant music. Then the log fire. too, could not very well have cast fantastic shadows either, nor any other shadows for that matter. because the log fire happened to be a radiator. Instead of casting fantastic shadows, however, it cast a lot of . ink noise about and every now and then made me jump clean out of my chair. Then, also, the cat could not have purred very readily on the chair because it wasn't a cat at all, but a dog to begin with, and he could not have purred even if he had taken lessons at $5 an hour. There were, however, good reason for this, too. Firstly, it was not a he it was a she. Secondly, she had been dead for two years and only because she was stuffed so nicely did I keep her. Thirdly, she could positively not have sat on a chair near by, simply because there was only one chair in the place and I was on it. Fourthly, dogs, especially dead dogs, are not known to dream about appetizing canary birds. Then, too, the windows could not have rattled in the storm where I was, for my wireless station is in the cellar and that cellar has no windows whatsoever. As for the trees moaning or not moaning I explained above that my people were engaged in cactus farming. There are no trees on the farm, and cactus does positively not moan in a storm. It squeaks. Now that you understand the situation fully I will proceed. It was after 12 o'clock midnight on a cold winter night. My new, loud talking telephone receivers were on my head and I had just lit a fresh pipe. I had been flirting with my vario- selective coupling -balance which was adjusted to a very long wave length- 90,000 meters, if my memory serves me right-and I was just in the act of tuning down to the wave length of F. L.- that's the Paris Eiffel

ph,n. -rcnce which I had seen hut a few sec ,u,h before around my receivers. It seemed to me as if there was a gigantic searchlight stationed on the bright side of the moon, throwing a colossal shaft of that scarlet light over on the dark side. This shaft of light was not stationary, but it swept rapidly back and forward over the dark face of the moon, illuminating the moon's craters in a wonderful fashion. The phosphorescent light shaft was so long that it went actually clear across the face of the moon and swept out into the space beyond for a considerable distance. It was the most magnificent, inspiring spectacle I had ever witnessed in my life. Suddenly the light vanished for a short period, just as the mysterious party had said it would. I counted to 10. Just as sudden the sweeping light shaft appeared anew brushing the moon's Clark face a few times back and forward as before. The light disappeared again I counted to 10 and it reappeared, going through the identical motions for the third and last time. For a few seconds I stood fascinated probably with my month wide open. Like in a trance, I went down to the wireless. and I still remember while adjusting the 'phones over my head that my teeth were chattering violently and that I had a cold chill which shook me from head to foot. I had scarcely adjusted the 'phones when the high pitched screaming sound was heard again and in a few seconds the voice with the graveyard tone spoke once more: "I trust, my boy, that you will not doubt again Baron Münchhausen's word," here I could distinguish a low chuckle, "but tell me. how did you like my little exhibition ?" "Why, your excellency." I stammered back into the transmitter before me, "I really had no idea of offending you before, the was quiet. whole thing seemed so impossible to me I must have sat dumbfounded for at least a minute before I could recollect my that you can hardly blame me for doubting senses. I took the 'phones off my head your words. However, after seeing your and wiped off the perspiration mechanical- wonderful lunar fireworks I stand ready to believe anything and everything that you ly. I am sure I was dazed. I looked at my hands, moving them back and forth may say. I assure you I will swear by it. before my eyes, but I wasn't certain then But would you be so kind p,, answer me that I was awake. So I took a pin laying the burning question which is uppermost in my mind just now? Am I not correct near by and shoved it in my thigh. I knew in my assumption that your excellency was then that I really was awake. I wanted to horn in 1720 in Hanover, Germany. and think. but I had to laugh outright. Why, the thing was preposterous. Some pracwas buried in 1797 in the same locality ?" tical amateur joker, no doubt, who tried "Most assuredly, my boy, you have stated to get me on the roof and then afterward the facts absolutely correct. As you say. have me the laughing stock of the town. I was buried in 1797, but if you were to "Good stunt! Rather novel idea, ha. ha! open the coffin to -day you would not find a But that sepulchral. earnest voice. bone of Baron Münchhausen. For political that distinct accent, the peculiar intona- reasons it was very desirable for me to tion . could it ?" 'die' in 1797, for if I had not 'died' just My eyes fell on the clock before me. It then they would have hung me dead, no was 12 :55. At that very moment my doubt. So I had a wax replica made of 'phones emitted a loud crackling sound. myself. which looked so much like my like "static" before a thunderstorm. As I dear self that it even deceived my trusted was looking on wondering, the receivers valet, Fritz, who came within an ace of suddenly became enveloped in a scarlet placing me in the coffin while I was sleepphosphorescence, glowing softly like the ing peacefully but soundly in a secret room light in an X -ray tube. in my attic alongside of my wax figure. If I know now that my hair must have I had not sneezed in my sleep they would raised at the sight of the uncanny phe- have buried me undoubtedly and let my nomenon. I recollect that I grabbed my wax replica shift for itself in an uncap and run up the stairs, knocking somefriendly world. While this might have body down as I flew by. pushed the trap been a regrettable accident, it would have open and sank down on the roof almost ex- hardly affected me much. for I am imhausted. Mechanically I pulled out my mortal, as you no doubt know !" A chuckle watch. It was 11:59. I shivered and was discerned by me at this pun. the Baron looked intently at the moon. sailing in a no doubt liking his own little jokes. beautifully clear sky, in which the stars "However, in the absence of Fritz, that sparkled with unusual brilliancy. blunderer Rosskopf, the embalmer, entcrs The moon was half full, the dark half the house very much under the influence being jet black and undistinguishable from of Schnapps and by pure chance finds the the black sky. A clock near by started to secret room. He sees me sleeping soundly strike 1 o'clock. The sound was still and thinks. of course, that I am dead. vibrating in the air when I witnessed a He, being either too lazy or else too drunk, most remarkable phenomenon. The dark I never knew which, he fails entirely to cut pertion of the moon was suddenly faintly me open and to embalm me in the usual illuminated with the same scarlet phos(Contiuned on page 10).

Through my receivers came a very faint, but exceedingly high pitched screaming sound, which became louder and louder each second. While I was still wondering what this unearthly sound could be, I suddenly heard in a faint but clear voice: "After, Yankton, Mass.- 80,000 meters." This sentence was repeated several times. lost no time in starting my 200 K. W. generator, tuned up to 80,000 meters, and yelled into the transmitter in front of mc. "Ship ahoy! This is Alter of Yankton, who's there?" Almost instantly it came: "It is I, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Baron Miinchhauscn At that I almost swallowed my pipe, but just the same, the colossal nerve of that fellow aggravated me. "You confounded liar, stop your joking," I yelled back. "if you have to say anything. say it and be quick about it, foi I am going to bed in a few minutes." "My son," it came back in sepulchral tones, "I am not at all surprised at your astonishment. Rest assured I expected you would doubt my identify. However, I have proofs. It is now 12.50 a. m. terrestrial time. Kindly mount to the top of your roof. You will find it to be a clear night, the moon being half full. Take your watch along and observe the moon carefully. Precisely at 1 a. m. I will illuminate the dark half portion of the moon with a red phosphorescence, three times beginning 1 a. m., each illumination to last five seconds with a 10 second interval between each illumination. After this return to your phones. I have spoken. . The peculiar high pitched screaming sound was heard once more in my receivers. It ran rapidly down the scale, became fainter and fainter -there was a low click in my 'phones and everything 1


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board at to an orchestra, scores right. for it could be writ- Fig. i. As Various Notes and Chords Are Played Corresponding Colors Are Pr.niect -.1 Upward Through ten so that it could be Gauze Screens as Shown. Color Organ Is Controlled by Keyboard and Pianist at Right. Fig. z Shows Details. used for other pieces. can be played by any pianist, the musical Simply described, the musical color through the courtesy of the General Elecscheme is worked out as follows: For score being written in regular notes on tric Co. The necessary color screens were every changing mood in the music a dif- ruled paper, the same as any music. Color placed in slides over each lamp reflector, ferent color is taken, as given for a cer- intensity variation is obtained by means of and colored gelatine was largedly used for tain note. etc., and which color also repre- two foot pedals at the base of the keyboard. this work, placing it between two clear sents as near as possible the feeling of the Hence the wonderful range of colors and glass plates. For such colors as red, a tints possible is evident. plain red glass was used. soul, so to speak. The great success of the effect produced We show diagrammatically at Fig. 2 how In laying out this musical color scheme this light effect is managed. This device the composer of "Prometheus" made use with this device was due in great part to was built on short notice under the guidance of an arbitrary color scale, as might be the ingenious arrangement of the gauze of Preston S. Miller, of the Electrical Test- suspected. Remington had previously screens. The most flimsy screens came ing Laboratories, New York, and therefore worked out an equivalent system for this first, then n!xt heavier gauze, etc., ending future installations may be wonderfully purpose, but the new arrangement was as up with a rather stiff and coarse mesh netting. The color effect on the audience improved. Referring to the diagram, a follows, the tone notes being: was quite marvelous indeed, as the differRed. continuous band of high power tungsten C D Yellow. ent, always -changing colors were really lamps are caused to move half way around E Pearly Blue. seen through each other. the belt circuit, and back again continu-

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Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures By Hugo Gernsback

I Make a name is Ignaz Montmorency Alier. If that don't suit you I suggest I. M. Alier for short. I am a Yankee by birth no doubt you guessed that much. Both my father and mother came over on the Mayflower and settled in Yankton, Mass., where they are engaged at present in cactus and ostrich farming. Ever since I was a little boy my father. for reasons best known to himself, begged of me to be a worshipper of truth, no matter how painful it might prove. I am glad to say that my father's teachings fell on fertile territory. I have never knowingly uttered an untruth. The pursuit of truth since I have grown up has become a mania with me, so much so. in fact, that even an very 'ay exaggeratiu., made ny best of friends Irive me frantic.

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pensive and perhaps more satisfactory. Of course, this argument, quite logical as it was, for the time being discouraged me not a little, but soon I took up my studies five months.) anew and made many important new disThe Ananias Club, Yankton, Mass. coveries. Now that I have thoroughly established As president and founder of the now demy standing I will proceed, and I sincerely funct American Wireless Mouse Trap Co. hope and trust that no one will question I learned a lot about rats and mice and any statements I may be called to make this knowledge even to-day is of high imin these pages. They are the bare, unportance to me. varnished truth in each and every case. The above company, as will be rememIf called upon I will cheerfully swear to bered by many, operated at one time no the truth of any of my statements be- ,less than 80,169,$09 wireless mouse traps all over the country. If we had not been so eminently successful in killing every mouse and rat in the country the company would, no doubt, be still in business. As it is, the American public calls me its greatest livunderstand my ing benefactor for ridiat peculiar state ding the country of these ..d, as far as truth 01 pests, and this alone is is concerned, it will honor enough and canprobably be best undernot but speak well for stood by the average layme. For the benefit of man if I say that truth my young readers who with me is nothing less never saw one of my and nothing more but a wireless mouse traps let sort of sport, hobby me give a brief descripif you wish. I collect tion of same. truthful statements as Each trap was conyou would collect structed like a squirrel stamp s. Particularly The opening to cage. beautiful and original the cage was fashioned examples of truth are in such a manner that a written down by me on mouse or rat could get large white cards. These in it, but not out of it cards are all indexed and of its own accord once classified and kept, verin it. Now, as anyone tically filed in card drawcan readily convince ers. The originator (may himself by trial, mice I say inventor ?) of these and rats are exceedingly truths is, of course. fond of revolving cages. given full credit on these They will travel for cards, so that it is easy miles to get one. It to find in years gone by has a most i powerfuI who made this or that fascination f or them. particular truthful stateThey simply adore it and ment. You will not think go wild about it. I am me immodest if 'I state almost tempted to say in passing that ninethat they go crazy about tenths of the cards conit, for they find it extain my own name as tremely hard to stop originator of original once they start running. the Receiv ers Suddenly Became Enveloped in a Scarlet Phosphorescence, Glowing Softly Like the Light in an XRay Tube. and surprising truths. Upon this great natural Of course, as truth is a law I based my invention. science with me, such a statement cannot fore a notary. (I am a notary myself.) The shaft of the cage was connected to a cause much surprise I realize this fully. As every resident of my home town little dynamo, which was operated at high I would not think of taking up your knows, I own the largest wireless plant in speed as soon as the mouse or rat started valuable time with the above statement the State. I own the only long distance the cage revolving. The dynamo in turn were it not so vitally necessary for me to wireless telephone station in the country. was connected to a little wireless set and fully acquaint you with my character, for this in turn to an aerial wire system on the AN is known, I hold the long distance reasons which will be more apparent later. wireless telephone record of the world. Al- roof of the house. The wireless set was For this reason I also find it quite neces- ready in 1900, when my set was not nearly constructed in such a manner that when sary to give you the following references as perfected as it is to -day, I could talk operated it would send out a call similar any of the below mentioned individuals and around the world and converse freely with to a Western Union call box. In each institutions will be only too glad to vouch myself, the message traveling clear around locality we had a wireless "central" with for my integrity, honesty, as well as ver- the globe. This fact was described at operators. As soon as one of the operators acity.* I could give almost an indefinite length in "The London Scientific Gazette received a call he would look up his call book and see where the call originated. list, but I prefer mentioning only the fol- of 1900." (See Vol. XX, No. 19, page 39.) lowing: It attracted much attention at the time, but This took but a few seconds. A man would Hiram O'Rourke, lawyer, Yankton, Mass. it was declared commercially impractical, then be dispatched immediately to the house (The above defended me in three breach for the reason that it was argued if it in question, where he would brain the of promise suits, as well 'as eight perjury is necessary to build a giant wireless mouse or rat on the spot, single handed, charges of which I was accused.) station at a tremendous expense in order by means of a club. He would next reset Patrick Flanagan, jailkeeper, Yankton, to talk clear around the globe, for the the trap and return to headquarters, giving Mass. sole purpose of listening to one's own a full itemized report of the case. To the not to yourself voice, why talk without my system of killing the 'tin account of the numerous inquiries received the expensive wireless? My critics con- inexperienced rodents might appear rather long winded concerning me I suggest to enclose a 2ct. stamp for your reply when writing. tended that it would be far less ex- and expensive, but it is here where my inMY

ville, Me. Mike Whiffeltree, jai:keeper, Lyreville. Vt. (The latter only knew me intimately for

sight into human nature came to its full bloom and made me famous. Not everybody likes to kill rats and mice. This is particularly true of the feminine humans inhabitating this globe. Why this should be so I do not profess to know absolutely, although I have some vague opinions on the subject, which. however, I would rather keep to myself. Suffice it to say, bipeds in skirts rather employ their time otherwise 'than catching, not to mention, killing rats and mice. What. therefore, I ask was more natural for me than to employ professional ratters and mousers, to perform the disagreeable tasks? At any event, you may be sure, the cornpany was a huge success and many a fair damsel even to -day sends me highly perfumed letters hailing me as the liberator of the fairer sex's arch- enemies. But this brings me away from my story. As I said already. I own the largest wireless telephone station in the country. It is exceedingly well appointed and contains instruments and apparatus of which the greatest living scientists have as yet not the faintest knowledge. This story starts on a bitter cold December night. I could go to some length by writing two or three columns at two cents a word, stating how the wind sang weirdly through my aerial wires on the roof : how the flames of my log fire cast fantastic shadows about the room haw my cat was softly purring on a chair near by, dreaming of some long departed appetizing canary how the windows rattled uncannily in the storm how the trees moaned plaintively outside, and so forth. Thus I could set the scene and prepare you for the story-getting you under tension, as the editor calls it technically. As a plain matter of fact, however, the aerial wires were full of sleet ana therefore could not "sing." furthermore I was glad that they didn't come down, which would have made some music, although not very pleasant music. Then the log fire. too, could not very well have cast fantastic shadows either, nor any other shadows for that matter. because the log fire happened to be a radiator. Instead of casting fantastic shadows, however, it cast a lot of . ink noise about and every now and then made me jump clean out of my chair. Then, also, the cat could not have purred very readily on the chair because it wasn't a cat at all, but a dog to begin with, and he could not have purred even if he had taken lessons at $5 an hour. There were, however, good reason for this, too. Firstly, it was not a he it was a she. Secondly, she had been dead for two years and only because she was stuffed so nicely did I keep her. Thirdly, she could positively not have sat on a chair near by, simply because there was only one chair in the place and I was on it. Fourthly, dogs, especially dead dogs, are not known to dream about appetizing canary birds. Then, too, the windows could not have rattled in the storm where I was, for my wireless station is in the cellar and that cellar has no windows whatsoever. As for the trees moaning or not moaning I explained above that my people were engaged in cactus farming. There are no trees on the farm, and cactus does positively not moan in a storm. It squeaks. Now that you understand the situation fully I will proceed. It was after 12 o'clock midnight on a cold winter night. My new, loud talking telephone receivers were on my head and I had just lit a fresh pipe. I had been flirting with my vario- selective coupling -balance which was adjusted to a very long wave length- 90,000 meters, if my memory serves me right-and I was just in the act of tuning down to the wave length of F. L.- that's the Paris Eiffel

ph,n. -rcnce which I had seen hut a few sec ,u,h before around my receivers. It seemed to me as if there was a gigantic searchlight stationed on the bright side of the moon, throwing a colossal shaft of that scarlet light over on the dark side. This shaft of light was not stationary, but it swept rapidly back and forward over the dark face of the moon, illuminating the moon's craters in a wonderful fashion. The phosphorescent light shaft was so long that it went actually clear across the face of the moon and swept out into the space beyond for a considerable distance. It was the most magnificent, inspiring spectacle I had ever witnessed in my life. Suddenly the light vanished for a short period, just as the mysterious party had said it would. I counted to 10. Just as sudden the sweeping light shaft appeared anew brushing the moon's Clark face a few times back and forward as before. The light disappeared again I counted to 10 and it reappeared, going through the identical motions for the third and last time. For a few seconds I stood fascinated probably with my month wide open. Like in a trance, I went down to the wireless. and I still remember while adjusting the 'phones over my head that my teeth were chattering violently and that I had a cold chill which shook me from head to foot. I had scarcely adjusted the 'phones when the high pitched screaming sound was heard again and in a few seconds the voice with the graveyard tone spoke once more: "I trust, my boy, that you will not doubt again Baron Münchhausen's word," here I could distinguish a low chuckle, "but tell me. how did you like my little exhibition ?" "Why, your excellency." I stammered back into the transmitter before me, "I really had no idea of offending you before, the was quiet. whole thing seemed so impossible to me I must have sat dumbfounded for at least a minute before I could recollect my that you can hardly blame me for doubting senses. I took the 'phones off my head your words. However, after seeing your and wiped off the perspiration mechanical- wonderful lunar fireworks I stand ready to believe anything and everything that you ly. I am sure I was dazed. I looked at my hands, moving them back and forth may say. I assure you I will swear by it. before my eyes, but I wasn't certain then But would you be so kind p,, answer me that I was awake. So I took a pin laying the burning question which is uppermost in my mind just now? Am I not correct near by and shoved it in my thigh. I knew in my assumption that your excellency was then that I really was awake. I wanted to horn in 1720 in Hanover, Germany. and think. but I had to laugh outright. Why, the thing was preposterous. Some pracwas buried in 1797 in the same locality ?" tical amateur joker, no doubt, who tried "Most assuredly, my boy, you have stated to get me on the roof and then afterward the facts absolutely correct. As you say. have me the laughing stock of the town. I was buried in 1797, but if you were to "Good stunt! Rather novel idea, ha. ha! open the coffin to -day you would not find a But that sepulchral. earnest voice. bone of Baron Münchhausen. For political that distinct accent, the peculiar intona- reasons it was very desirable for me to tion . could it ?" 'die' in 1797, for if I had not 'died' just My eyes fell on the clock before me. It then they would have hung me dead, no was 12 :55. At that very moment my doubt. So I had a wax replica made of 'phones emitted a loud crackling sound. myself. which looked so much like my like "static" before a thunderstorm. As I dear self that it even deceived my trusted was looking on wondering, the receivers valet, Fritz, who came within an ace of suddenly became enveloped in a scarlet placing me in the coffin while I was sleepphosphorescence, glowing softly like the ing peacefully but soundly in a secret room light in an X -ray tube. in my attic alongside of my wax figure. If I know now that my hair must have I had not sneezed in my sleep they would raised at the sight of the uncanny phe- have buried me undoubtedly and let my nomenon. I recollect that I grabbed my wax replica shift for itself in an uncap and run up the stairs, knocking somefriendly world. While this might have body down as I flew by. pushed the trap been a regrettable accident, it would have open and sank down on the roof almost ex- hardly affected me much. for I am imhausted. Mechanically I pulled out my mortal, as you no doubt know !" A chuckle watch. It was 11:59. I shivered and was discerned by me at this pun. the Baron looked intently at the moon. sailing in a no doubt liking his own little jokes. beautifully clear sky, in which the stars "However, in the absence of Fritz, that sparkled with unusual brilliancy. blunderer Rosskopf, the embalmer, entcrs The moon was half full, the dark half the house very much under the influence being jet black and undistinguishable from of Schnapps and by pure chance finds the the black sky. A clock near by started to secret room. He sees me sleeping soundly strike 1 o'clock. The sound was still and thinks. of course, that I am dead. vibrating in the air when I witnessed a He, being either too lazy or else too drunk, most remarkable phenomenon. The dark I never knew which, he fails entirely to cut pertion of the moon was suddenly faintly me open and to embalm me in the usual illuminated with the same scarlet phos(Contiuned on page 10).

Through my receivers came a very faint, but exceedingly high pitched screaming sound, which became louder and louder each second. While I was still wondering what this unearthly sound could be, I suddenly heard in a faint but clear voice: "After, Yankton, Mass.- 80,000 meters." This sentence was repeated several times. lost no time in starting my 200 K. W. generator, tuned up to 80,000 meters, and yelled into the transmitter in front of mc. "Ship ahoy! This is Alter of Yankton, who's there?" Almost instantly it came: "It is I, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Baron Miinchhauscn At that I almost swallowed my pipe, but just the same, the colossal nerve of that fellow aggravated me. "You confounded liar, stop your joking," I yelled back. "if you have to say anything. say it and be quick about it, foi I am going to bed in a few minutes." "My son," it came back in sepulchral tones, "I am not at all surprised at your astonishment. Rest assured I expected you would doubt my identify. However, I have proofs. It is now 12.50 a. m. terrestrial time. Kindly mount to the top of your roof. You will find it to be a clear night, the moon being half full. Take your watch along and observe the moon carefully. Precisely at 1 a. m. I will illuminate the dark half portion of the moon with a red phosphorescence, three times beginning 1 a. m., each illumination to last five seconds with a 10 second interval between each illumination. After this return to your phones. I have spoken. . The peculiar high pitched screaming sound was heard once more in my receivers. It ran rapidly down the scale, became fainter and fainter -there was a low click in my 'phones and everything 1


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Music In Colors MIEN we go to the theater we have all probably noticed the wonder-

ful effect that different colors play on the total effect produced on us by a certain stage setting or musical number. A new device has been tried recently in Carnegie Hall at New York to give "color music," as it may be termed (see Fig. 1), and a special piece of music was prepared for this device by the composer, Scriabine, and produced as part of the piece,

"Prometheus." The "color organ" instrument has board of 12 colors, red, rosy-orange, yellow, green, pearly blue, "the shimmer of

ously as long as the color notes are being

used. Flcxib:e insulated cables connect to each lamp as seen, and over each tungsten lamp is fitted a color screen. Over this "color organ" is placed a frame about 12 by 15 feet at the front opening. In this frame are placed several pieces of various kinds of fine transparent gauze, which hang slightly in folds. This scheme, combined with the always moving and intermixing bands of color as projected upward, forms a wonderful effect. The keyboard, which is similar to a piano,

moonshine," bright blue, violet, purple, steely, "steely with the glint of metal" and dark red. composer's The dream was to build a palatial theater so ,-ontrived that the audience should be bathed in rhythmical light as it listened to the music. Modest Altschuler, conductor for the Russian Symphony Society, described the effect of t: color music on the new instrument as "intoxicating," and said that

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Blue Green. I -flat Steely Gray. And so on. Various combinations of these colors were made easily possible by the keyboard, which resembled piano keys, and thus it was easy for the player to strike a chord, the same as in Or "nary music. The operation of the keys and lamps is not direct but indirect. i,(, .,rid handlin any heavy currents at tie keyboard. Tè keys when depressed close a direct -cure circuit through corresponding r e I mounted on the central supporting col. shown in tbs.! diagram, Fig. 2. The foot pedals control the intensity of the light and operate an adjustable impedance coil in the 110 -volt alternating- current circuit feeding the moving tungsten lamp band. The lamps were all specially made with concentrated filaments to project the maximum amount of light upward through and on the gauze screens. The lamps were made up for this work A

if the instrument proved to be a valuable accompaniment

board at to an orchestra, scores right. for it could be writ- Fig. i. As Various Notes and Chords Are Played Corresponding Colors Are Pr.niect -.1 Upward Through ten so that it could be Gauze Screens as Shown. Color Organ Is Controlled by Keyboard and Pianist at Right. Fig. z Shows Details. used for other pieces. can be played by any pianist, the musical Simply described, the musical color through the courtesy of the General Elecscheme is worked out as follows: For score being written in regular notes on tric Co. The necessary color screens were every changing mood in the music a dif- ruled paper, the same as any music. Color placed in slides over each lamp reflector, ferent color is taken, as given for a cer- intensity variation is obtained by means of and colored gelatine was largedly used for tain note. etc., and which color also repre- two foot pedals at the base of the keyboard. this work, placing it between two clear sents as near as possible the feeling of the Hence the wonderful range of colors and glass plates. For such colors as red, a tints possible is evident. plain red glass was used. soul, so to speak. The great success of the effect produced We show diagrammatically at Fig. 2 how In laying out this musical color scheme this light effect is managed. This device the composer of "Prometheus" made use with this device was due in great part to was built on short notice under the guidance of an arbitrary color scale, as might be the ingenious arrangement of the gauze of Preston S. Miller, of the Electrical Test- suspected. Remington had previously screens. The most flimsy screens came ing Laboratories, New York, and therefore worked out an equivalent system for this first, then n!xt heavier gauze, etc., ending future installations may be wonderfully purpose, but the new arrangement was as up with a rather stiff and coarse mesh netting. The color effect on the audience improved. Referring to the diagram, a follows, the tone notes being: was quite marvelous indeed, as the differRed. continuous band of high power tungsten C D Yellow. ent, always -changing colors were really lamps are caused to move half way around E Pearly Blue. seen through each other. the belt circuit, and back again continu-

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Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures By Hugo Gernsback

I Make a name is Ignaz Montmorency Alier. If that don't suit you I suggest I. M. Alier for short. I am a Yankee by birth no doubt you guessed that much. Both my father and mother came over on the Mayflower and settled in Yankton, Mass., where they are engaged at present in cactus and ostrich farming. Ever since I was a little boy my father. for reasons best known to himself, begged of me to be a worshipper of truth, no matter how painful it might prove. I am glad to say that my father's teachings fell on fertile territory. I have never knowingly uttered an untruth. The pursuit of truth since I have grown up has become a mania with me, so much so. in fact, that even an very 'ay exaggeratiu., made ny best of friends Irive me frantic.

Jeremiah Addlecock, jailkeeper, Coffee -

pensive and perhaps more satisfactory. Of course, this argument, quite logical as it was, for the time being discouraged me not a little, but soon I took up my studies five months.) anew and made many important new disThe Ananias Club, Yankton, Mass. coveries. Now that I have thoroughly established As president and founder of the now demy standing I will proceed, and I sincerely funct American Wireless Mouse Trap Co. hope and trust that no one will question I learned a lot about rats and mice and any statements I may be called to make this knowledge even to-day is of high imin these pages. They are the bare, unportance to me. varnished truth in each and every case. The above company, as will be rememIf called upon I will cheerfully swear to bered by many, operated at one time no the truth of any of my statements be- ,less than 80,169,$09 wireless mouse traps all over the country. If we had not been so eminently successful in killing every mouse and rat in the country the company would, no doubt, be still in business. As it is, the American public calls me its greatest livunderstand my ing benefactor for ridiat peculiar state ding the country of these ..d, as far as truth 01 pests, and this alone is is concerned, it will honor enough and canprobably be best undernot but speak well for stood by the average layme. For the benefit of man if I say that truth my young readers who with me is nothing less never saw one of my and nothing more but a wireless mouse traps let sort of sport, hobby me give a brief descripif you wish. I collect tion of same. truthful statements as Each trap was conyou would collect structed like a squirrel stamp s. Particularly The opening to cage. beautiful and original the cage was fashioned examples of truth are in such a manner that a written down by me on mouse or rat could get large white cards. These in it, but not out of it cards are all indexed and of its own accord once classified and kept, verin it. Now, as anyone tically filed in card drawcan readily convince ers. The originator (may himself by trial, mice I say inventor ?) of these and rats are exceedingly truths is, of course. fond of revolving cages. given full credit on these They will travel for cards, so that it is easy miles to get one. It to find in years gone by has a most i powerfuI who made this or that fascination f or them. particular truthful stateThey simply adore it and ment. You will not think go wild about it. I am me immodest if 'I state almost tempted to say in passing that ninethat they go crazy about tenths of the cards conit, for they find it extain my own name as tremely hard to stop originator of original once they start running. the Receiv ers Suddenly Became Enveloped in a Scarlet Phosphorescence, Glowing Softly Like the Light in an XRay Tube. and surprising truths. Upon this great natural Of course, as truth is a law I based my invention. science with me, such a statement cannot fore a notary. (I am a notary myself.) The shaft of the cage was connected to a cause much surprise I realize this fully. As every resident of my home town little dynamo, which was operated at high I would not think of taking up your knows, I own the largest wireless plant in speed as soon as the mouse or rat started valuable time with the above statement the State. I own the only long distance the cage revolving. The dynamo in turn were it not so vitally necessary for me to wireless telephone station in the country. was connected to a little wireless set and fully acquaint you with my character, for this in turn to an aerial wire system on the AN is known, I hold the long distance reasons which will be more apparent later. wireless telephone record of the world. Al- roof of the house. The wireless set was For this reason I also find it quite neces- ready in 1900, when my set was not nearly constructed in such a manner that when sary to give you the following references as perfected as it is to -day, I could talk operated it would send out a call similar any of the below mentioned individuals and around the world and converse freely with to a Western Union call box. In each institutions will be only too glad to vouch myself, the message traveling clear around locality we had a wireless "central" with for my integrity, honesty, as well as ver- the globe. This fact was described at operators. As soon as one of the operators acity.* I could give almost an indefinite length in "The London Scientific Gazette received a call he would look up his call book and see where the call originated. list, but I prefer mentioning only the fol- of 1900." (See Vol. XX, No. 19, page 39.) lowing: It attracted much attention at the time, but This took but a few seconds. A man would Hiram O'Rourke, lawyer, Yankton, Mass. it was declared commercially impractical, then be dispatched immediately to the house (The above defended me in three breach for the reason that it was argued if it in question, where he would brain the of promise suits, as well 'as eight perjury is necessary to build a giant wireless mouse or rat on the spot, single handed, charges of which I was accused.) station at a tremendous expense in order by means of a club. He would next reset Patrick Flanagan, jailkeeper, Yankton, to talk clear around the globe, for the the trap and return to headquarters, giving Mass. sole purpose of listening to one's own a full itemized report of the case. To the not to yourself voice, why talk without my system of killing the 'tin account of the numerous inquiries received the expensive wireless? My critics con- inexperienced rodents might appear rather long winded concerning me I suggest to enclose a 2ct. stamp for your reply when writing. tended that it would be far less ex- and expensive, but it is here where my inMY

ville, Me. Mike Whiffeltree, jai:keeper, Lyreville. Vt. (The latter only knew me intimately for

sight into human nature came to its full bloom and made me famous. Not everybody likes to kill rats and mice. This is particularly true of the feminine humans inhabitating this globe. Why this should be so I do not profess to know absolutely, although I have some vague opinions on the subject, which. however, I would rather keep to myself. Suffice it to say, bipeds in skirts rather employ their time otherwise 'than catching, not to mention, killing rats and mice. What. therefore, I ask was more natural for me than to employ professional ratters and mousers, to perform the disagreeable tasks? At any event, you may be sure, the cornpany was a huge success and many a fair damsel even to -day sends me highly perfumed letters hailing me as the liberator of the fairer sex's arch- enemies. But this brings me away from my story. As I said already. I own the largest wireless telephone station in the country. It is exceedingly well appointed and contains instruments and apparatus of which the greatest living scientists have as yet not the faintest knowledge. This story starts on a bitter cold December night. I could go to some length by writing two or three columns at two cents a word, stating how the wind sang weirdly through my aerial wires on the roof : how the flames of my log fire cast fantastic shadows about the room haw my cat was softly purring on a chair near by, dreaming of some long departed appetizing canary how the windows rattled uncannily in the storm how the trees moaned plaintively outside, and so forth. Thus I could set the scene and prepare you for the story-getting you under tension, as the editor calls it technically. As a plain matter of fact, however, the aerial wires were full of sleet ana therefore could not "sing." furthermore I was glad that they didn't come down, which would have made some music, although not very pleasant music. Then the log fire. too, could not very well have cast fantastic shadows either, nor any other shadows for that matter. because the log fire happened to be a radiator. Instead of casting fantastic shadows, however, it cast a lot of . ink noise about and every now and then made me jump clean out of my chair. Then, also, the cat could not have purred very readily on the chair because it wasn't a cat at all, but a dog to begin with, and he could not have purred even if he had taken lessons at $5 an hour. There were, however, good reason for this, too. Firstly, it was not a he it was a she. Secondly, she had been dead for two years and only because she was stuffed so nicely did I keep her. Thirdly, she could positively not have sat on a chair near by, simply because there was only one chair in the place and I was on it. Fourthly, dogs, especially dead dogs, are not known to dream about appetizing canary birds. Then, too, the windows could not have rattled in the storm where I was, for my wireless station is in the cellar and that cellar has no windows whatsoever. As for the trees moaning or not moaning I explained above that my people were engaged in cactus farming. There are no trees on the farm, and cactus does positively not moan in a storm. It squeaks. Now that you understand the situation fully I will proceed. It was after 12 o'clock midnight on a cold winter night. My new, loud talking telephone receivers were on my head and I had just lit a fresh pipe. I had been flirting with my vario- selective coupling -balance which was adjusted to a very long wave length- 90,000 meters, if my memory serves me right-and I was just in the act of tuning down to the wave length of F. L.- that's the Paris Eiffel

ph,n. -rcnce which I had seen hut a few sec ,u,h before around my receivers. It seemed to me as if there was a gigantic searchlight stationed on the bright side of the moon, throwing a colossal shaft of that scarlet light over on the dark side. This shaft of light was not stationary, but it swept rapidly back and forward over the dark face of the moon, illuminating the moon's craters in a wonderful fashion. The phosphorescent light shaft was so long that it went actually clear across the face of the moon and swept out into the space beyond for a considerable distance. It was the most magnificent, inspiring spectacle I had ever witnessed in my life. Suddenly the light vanished for a short period, just as the mysterious party had said it would. I counted to 10. Just as sudden the sweeping light shaft appeared anew brushing the moon's Clark face a few times back and forward as before. The light disappeared again I counted to 10 and it reappeared, going through the identical motions for the third and last time. For a few seconds I stood fascinated probably with my month wide open. Like in a trance, I went down to the wireless. and I still remember while adjusting the 'phones over my head that my teeth were chattering violently and that I had a cold chill which shook me from head to foot. I had scarcely adjusted the 'phones when the high pitched screaming sound was heard again and in a few seconds the voice with the graveyard tone spoke once more: "I trust, my boy, that you will not doubt again Baron Münchhausen's word," here I could distinguish a low chuckle, "but tell me. how did you like my little exhibition ?" "Why, your excellency." I stammered back into the transmitter before me, "I really had no idea of offending you before, the was quiet. whole thing seemed so impossible to me I must have sat dumbfounded for at least a minute before I could recollect my that you can hardly blame me for doubting senses. I took the 'phones off my head your words. However, after seeing your and wiped off the perspiration mechanical- wonderful lunar fireworks I stand ready to believe anything and everything that you ly. I am sure I was dazed. I looked at my hands, moving them back and forth may say. I assure you I will swear by it. before my eyes, but I wasn't certain then But would you be so kind p,, answer me that I was awake. So I took a pin laying the burning question which is uppermost in my mind just now? Am I not correct near by and shoved it in my thigh. I knew in my assumption that your excellency was then that I really was awake. I wanted to horn in 1720 in Hanover, Germany. and think. but I had to laugh outright. Why, the thing was preposterous. Some pracwas buried in 1797 in the same locality ?" tical amateur joker, no doubt, who tried "Most assuredly, my boy, you have stated to get me on the roof and then afterward the facts absolutely correct. As you say. have me the laughing stock of the town. I was buried in 1797, but if you were to "Good stunt! Rather novel idea, ha. ha! open the coffin to -day you would not find a But that sepulchral. earnest voice. bone of Baron Münchhausen. For political that distinct accent, the peculiar intona- reasons it was very desirable for me to tion . could it ?" 'die' in 1797, for if I had not 'died' just My eyes fell on the clock before me. It then they would have hung me dead, no was 12 :55. At that very moment my doubt. So I had a wax replica made of 'phones emitted a loud crackling sound. myself. which looked so much like my like "static" before a thunderstorm. As I dear self that it even deceived my trusted was looking on wondering, the receivers valet, Fritz, who came within an ace of suddenly became enveloped in a scarlet placing me in the coffin while I was sleepphosphorescence, glowing softly like the ing peacefully but soundly in a secret room light in an X -ray tube. in my attic alongside of my wax figure. If I know now that my hair must have I had not sneezed in my sleep they would raised at the sight of the uncanny phe- have buried me undoubtedly and let my nomenon. I recollect that I grabbed my wax replica shift for itself in an uncap and run up the stairs, knocking somefriendly world. While this might have body down as I flew by. pushed the trap been a regrettable accident, it would have open and sank down on the roof almost ex- hardly affected me much. for I am imhausted. Mechanically I pulled out my mortal, as you no doubt know !" A chuckle watch. It was 11:59. I shivered and was discerned by me at this pun. the Baron looked intently at the moon. sailing in a no doubt liking his own little jokes. beautifully clear sky, in which the stars "However, in the absence of Fritz, that sparkled with unusual brilliancy. blunderer Rosskopf, the embalmer, entcrs The moon was half full, the dark half the house very much under the influence being jet black and undistinguishable from of Schnapps and by pure chance finds the the black sky. A clock near by started to secret room. He sees me sleeping soundly strike 1 o'clock. The sound was still and thinks. of course, that I am dead. vibrating in the air when I witnessed a He, being either too lazy or else too drunk, most remarkable phenomenon. The dark I never knew which, he fails entirely to cut pertion of the moon was suddenly faintly me open and to embalm me in the usual illuminated with the same scarlet phos(Contiuned on page 10).

Through my receivers came a very faint, but exceedingly high pitched screaming sound, which became louder and louder each second. While I was still wondering what this unearthly sound could be, I suddenly heard in a faint but clear voice: "After, Yankton, Mass.- 80,000 meters." This sentence was repeated several times. lost no time in starting my 200 K. W. generator, tuned up to 80,000 meters, and yelled into the transmitter in front of mc. "Ship ahoy! This is Alter of Yankton, who's there?" Almost instantly it came: "It is I, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Baron Miinchhauscn At that I almost swallowed my pipe, but just the same, the colossal nerve of that fellow aggravated me. "You confounded liar, stop your joking," I yelled back. "if you have to say anything. say it and be quick about it, foi I am going to bed in a few minutes." "My son," it came back in sepulchral tones, "I am not at all surprised at your astonishment. Rest assured I expected you would doubt my identify. However, I have proofs. It is now 12.50 a. m. terrestrial time. Kindly mount to the top of your roof. You will find it to be a clear night, the moon being half full. Take your watch along and observe the moon carefully. Precisely at 1 a. m. I will illuminate the dark half portion of the moon with a red phosphorescence, three times beginning 1 a. m., each illumination to last five seconds with a 10 second interval between each illumination. After this return to your phones. I have spoken. . The peculiar high pitched screaming sound was heard once more in my receivers. It ran rapidly down the scale, became fainter and fainter -there was a low click in my 'phones and everything 1


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1000 TO 1000 000 VOLTS LOUIS STEINBERGER'S PATENTS

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PAT. OFF & FOREIGN COUNTRIES

60 -72 Washington St. 66 -76 Front St.

Brandes Wireless Headsets The "SUPERIOR" Type a

ónon rr tiro,? have ei e s s Blue

on .hand. llas alphalwti.ally arranged list

tiou.. L -rchmrt Vessels. Vessels of th[r. S. Navy, It "venue Cutters and Licensed and Culi.-ensed Amateur Stations soil their The most popular head-

to August 1, 1914. The book. of its kind ever published and on yon cannot afford to be without. Size' dsx inches, paper bud, wlto map of ['sited States ',boning all principal radio stations, Lth gvornntent and commereial. Snt preSend now so that aid on reeeipt of lye railing and Is -ing called. u eaa tell who i I

Experimenter Publishing Co., Inc. 233

Made in the same factory and with the same care our more expensive types. Send stamp for our catalogue our headsets.

Wireless Receiver Specialists

32 UNION SQUARE, EAST j1EW YORK

AWe have accurate scale drawings and knock -down parts of I man - carrying u

aeroplanes for elass- 3T7.CUlzr[SS r u om denimtstra- F'L'YING fions, exhibition pur poses. students of BC)AT aeronant'cs, etc. PRICES OF 3 -Ft. MODEL SC tLE bR3wi.vcsCarttss Flpko Boot, 25e. cavort Monoplan. 25c,. (llerv4 "'d/onaytane, 15.1 It'riolt Bitdon..' . dro- arroplan, tir, 25e. CtirHSS Conserhó Cecil Peal. Champion Rat. Complete Set of Six. 51.25 Postpaid. 50 pt. "Ideal" Model A eras Supple Catalog 5' IDEAL AEROPLANE SUPPLY CO. 76- 82'Vest Broad New York .

Music In Colors MIEN we go to the theater we have all probably noticed the wonder-

ful effect that different colors play on the total effect produced on us by a certain stage setting or musical number. A new device has been tried recently in Carnegie Hall at New York to give "color music," as it may be termed (see Fig. 1), and a special piece of music was prepared for this device by the composer, Scriabine, and produced as part of the piece,

"Prometheus." The "color organ" instrument has board of 12 colors, red, rosy-orange, yellow, green, pearly blue, "the shimmer of

ously as long as the color notes are being

used. Flcxib:e insulated cables connect to each lamp as seen, and over each tungsten lamp is fitted a color screen. Over this "color organ" is placed a frame about 12 by 15 feet at the front opening. In this frame are placed several pieces of various kinds of fine transparent gauze, which hang slightly in folds. This scheme, combined with the always moving and intermixing bands of color as projected upward, forms a wonderful effect. The keyboard, which is similar to a piano,

moonshine," bright blue, violet, purple, steely, "steely with the glint of metal" and dark red. composer's The dream was to build a palatial theater so ,-ontrived that the audience should be bathed in rhythmical light as it listened to the music. Modest Altschuler, conductor for the Russian Symphony Society, described the effect of t: color music on the new instrument as "intoxicating," and said that

FIELD SECOR, Associate Editor

Blue Green. I -flat Steely Gray. And so on. Various combinations of these colors were made easily possible by the keyboard, which resembled piano keys, and thus it was easy for the player to strike a chord, the same as in Or "nary music. The operation of the keys and lamps is not direct but indirect. i,(, .,rid handlin any heavy currents at tie keyboard. Tè keys when depressed close a direct -cure circuit through corresponding r e I mounted on the central supporting col. shown in tbs.! diagram, Fig. 2. The foot pedals control the intensity of the light and operate an adjustable impedance coil in the 110 -volt alternating- current circuit feeding the moving tungsten lamp band. The lamps were all specially made with concentrated filaments to project the maximum amount of light upward through and on the gauze screens. The lamps were made up for this work A

if the instrument proved to be a valuable accompaniment

board at to an orchestra, scores right. for it could be writ- Fig. i. As Various Notes and Chords Are Played Corresponding Colors Are Pr.niect -.1 Upward Through ten so that it could be Gauze Screens as Shown. Color Organ Is Controlled by Keyboard and Pianist at Right. Fig. z Shows Details. used for other pieces. can be played by any pianist, the musical Simply described, the musical color through the courtesy of the General Elecscheme is worked out as follows: For score being written in regular notes on tric Co. The necessary color screens were every changing mood in the music a dif- ruled paper, the same as any music. Color placed in slides over each lamp reflector, ferent color is taken, as given for a cer- intensity variation is obtained by means of and colored gelatine was largedly used for tain note. etc., and which color also repre- two foot pedals at the base of the keyboard. this work, placing it between two clear sents as near as possible the feeling of the Hence the wonderful range of colors and glass plates. For such colors as red, a tints possible is evident. plain red glass was used. soul, so to speak. The great success of the effect produced We show diagrammatically at Fig. 2 how In laying out this musical color scheme this light effect is managed. This device the composer of "Prometheus" made use with this device was due in great part to was built on short notice under the guidance of an arbitrary color scale, as might be the ingenious arrangement of the gauze of Preston S. Miller, of the Electrical Test- suspected. Remington had previously screens. The most flimsy screens came ing Laboratories, New York, and therefore worked out an equivalent system for this first, then n!xt heavier gauze, etc., ending future installations may be wonderfully purpose, but the new arrangement was as up with a rather stiff and coarse mesh netting. The color effect on the audience improved. Referring to the diagram, a follows, the tone notes being: was quite marvelous indeed, as the differRed. continuous band of high power tungsten C D Yellow. ent, always -changing colors were really lamps are caused to move half way around E Pearly Blue. seen through each other. the belt circuit, and back again continu-

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Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures By Hugo Gernsback

I Make a name is Ignaz Montmorency Alier. If that don't suit you I suggest I. M. Alier for short. I am a Yankee by birth no doubt you guessed that much. Both my father and mother came over on the Mayflower and settled in Yankton, Mass., where they are engaged at present in cactus and ostrich farming. Ever since I was a little boy my father. for reasons best known to himself, begged of me to be a worshipper of truth, no matter how painful it might prove. I am glad to say that my father's teachings fell on fertile territory. I have never knowingly uttered an untruth. The pursuit of truth since I have grown up has become a mania with me, so much so. in fact, that even an very 'ay exaggeratiu., made ny best of friends Irive me frantic.

Jeremiah Addlecock, jailkeeper, Coffee -

pensive and perhaps more satisfactory. Of course, this argument, quite logical as it was, for the time being discouraged me not a little, but soon I took up my studies five months.) anew and made many important new disThe Ananias Club, Yankton, Mass. coveries. Now that I have thoroughly established As president and founder of the now demy standing I will proceed, and I sincerely funct American Wireless Mouse Trap Co. hope and trust that no one will question I learned a lot about rats and mice and any statements I may be called to make this knowledge even to-day is of high imin these pages. They are the bare, unportance to me. varnished truth in each and every case. The above company, as will be rememIf called upon I will cheerfully swear to bered by many, operated at one time no the truth of any of my statements be- ,less than 80,169,$09 wireless mouse traps all over the country. If we had not been so eminently successful in killing every mouse and rat in the country the company would, no doubt, be still in business. As it is, the American public calls me its greatest livunderstand my ing benefactor for ridiat peculiar state ding the country of these ..d, as far as truth 01 pests, and this alone is is concerned, it will honor enough and canprobably be best undernot but speak well for stood by the average layme. For the benefit of man if I say that truth my young readers who with me is nothing less never saw one of my and nothing more but a wireless mouse traps let sort of sport, hobby me give a brief descripif you wish. I collect tion of same. truthful statements as Each trap was conyou would collect structed like a squirrel stamp s. Particularly The opening to cage. beautiful and original the cage was fashioned examples of truth are in such a manner that a written down by me on mouse or rat could get large white cards. These in it, but not out of it cards are all indexed and of its own accord once classified and kept, verin it. Now, as anyone tically filed in card drawcan readily convince ers. The originator (may himself by trial, mice I say inventor ?) of these and rats are exceedingly truths is, of course. fond of revolving cages. given full credit on these They will travel for cards, so that it is easy miles to get one. It to find in years gone by has a most i powerfuI who made this or that fascination f or them. particular truthful stateThey simply adore it and ment. You will not think go wild about it. I am me immodest if 'I state almost tempted to say in passing that ninethat they go crazy about tenths of the cards conit, for they find it extain my own name as tremely hard to stop originator of original once they start running. the Receiv ers Suddenly Became Enveloped in a Scarlet Phosphorescence, Glowing Softly Like the Light in an XRay Tube. and surprising truths. Upon this great natural Of course, as truth is a law I based my invention. science with me, such a statement cannot fore a notary. (I am a notary myself.) The shaft of the cage was connected to a cause much surprise I realize this fully. As every resident of my home town little dynamo, which was operated at high I would not think of taking up your knows, I own the largest wireless plant in speed as soon as the mouse or rat started valuable time with the above statement the State. I own the only long distance the cage revolving. The dynamo in turn were it not so vitally necessary for me to wireless telephone station in the country. was connected to a little wireless set and fully acquaint you with my character, for this in turn to an aerial wire system on the AN is known, I hold the long distance reasons which will be more apparent later. wireless telephone record of the world. Al- roof of the house. The wireless set was For this reason I also find it quite neces- ready in 1900, when my set was not nearly constructed in such a manner that when sary to give you the following references as perfected as it is to -day, I could talk operated it would send out a call similar any of the below mentioned individuals and around the world and converse freely with to a Western Union call box. In each institutions will be only too glad to vouch myself, the message traveling clear around locality we had a wireless "central" with for my integrity, honesty, as well as ver- the globe. This fact was described at operators. As soon as one of the operators acity.* I could give almost an indefinite length in "The London Scientific Gazette received a call he would look up his call book and see where the call originated. list, but I prefer mentioning only the fol- of 1900." (See Vol. XX, No. 19, page 39.) lowing: It attracted much attention at the time, but This took but a few seconds. A man would Hiram O'Rourke, lawyer, Yankton, Mass. it was declared commercially impractical, then be dispatched immediately to the house (The above defended me in three breach for the reason that it was argued if it in question, where he would brain the of promise suits, as well 'as eight perjury is necessary to build a giant wireless mouse or rat on the spot, single handed, charges of which I was accused.) station at a tremendous expense in order by means of a club. He would next reset Patrick Flanagan, jailkeeper, Yankton, to talk clear around the globe, for the the trap and return to headquarters, giving Mass. sole purpose of listening to one's own a full itemized report of the case. To the not to yourself voice, why talk without my system of killing the 'tin account of the numerous inquiries received the expensive wireless? My critics con- inexperienced rodents might appear rather long winded concerning me I suggest to enclose a 2ct. stamp for your reply when writing. tended that it would be far less ex- and expensive, but it is here where my inMY

ville, Me. Mike Whiffeltree, jai:keeper, Lyreville. Vt. (The latter only knew me intimately for

sight into human nature came to its full bloom and made me famous. Not everybody likes to kill rats and mice. This is particularly true of the feminine humans inhabitating this globe. Why this should be so I do not profess to know absolutely, although I have some vague opinions on the subject, which. however, I would rather keep to myself. Suffice it to say, bipeds in skirts rather employ their time otherwise 'than catching, not to mention, killing rats and mice. What. therefore, I ask was more natural for me than to employ professional ratters and mousers, to perform the disagreeable tasks? At any event, you may be sure, the cornpany was a huge success and many a fair damsel even to -day sends me highly perfumed letters hailing me as the liberator of the fairer sex's arch- enemies. But this brings me away from my story. As I said already. I own the largest wireless telephone station in the country. It is exceedingly well appointed and contains instruments and apparatus of which the greatest living scientists have as yet not the faintest knowledge. This story starts on a bitter cold December night. I could go to some length by writing two or three columns at two cents a word, stating how the wind sang weirdly through my aerial wires on the roof : how the flames of my log fire cast fantastic shadows about the room haw my cat was softly purring on a chair near by, dreaming of some long departed appetizing canary how the windows rattled uncannily in the storm how the trees moaned plaintively outside, and so forth. Thus I could set the scene and prepare you for the story-getting you under tension, as the editor calls it technically. As a plain matter of fact, however, the aerial wires were full of sleet ana therefore could not "sing." furthermore I was glad that they didn't come down, which would have made some music, although not very pleasant music. Then the log fire. too, could not very well have cast fantastic shadows either, nor any other shadows for that matter. because the log fire happened to be a radiator. Instead of casting fantastic shadows, however, it cast a lot of . ink noise about and every now and then made me jump clean out of my chair. Then, also, the cat could not have purred very readily on the chair because it wasn't a cat at all, but a dog to begin with, and he could not have purred even if he had taken lessons at $5 an hour. There were, however, good reason for this, too. Firstly, it was not a he it was a she. Secondly, she had been dead for two years and only because she was stuffed so nicely did I keep her. Thirdly, she could positively not have sat on a chair near by, simply because there was only one chair in the place and I was on it. Fourthly, dogs, especially dead dogs, are not known to dream about appetizing canary birds. Then, too, the windows could not have rattled in the storm where I was, for my wireless station is in the cellar and that cellar has no windows whatsoever. As for the trees moaning or not moaning I explained above that my people were engaged in cactus farming. There are no trees on the farm, and cactus does positively not moan in a storm. It squeaks. Now that you understand the situation fully I will proceed. It was after 12 o'clock midnight on a cold winter night. My new, loud talking telephone receivers were on my head and I had just lit a fresh pipe. I had been flirting with my vario- selective coupling -balance which was adjusted to a very long wave length- 90,000 meters, if my memory serves me right-and I was just in the act of tuning down to the wave length of F. L.- that's the Paris Eiffel

ph,n. -rcnce which I had seen hut a few sec ,u,h before around my receivers. It seemed to me as if there was a gigantic searchlight stationed on the bright side of the moon, throwing a colossal shaft of that scarlet light over on the dark side. This shaft of light was not stationary, but it swept rapidly back and forward over the dark face of the moon, illuminating the moon's craters in a wonderful fashion. The phosphorescent light shaft was so long that it went actually clear across the face of the moon and swept out into the space beyond for a considerable distance. It was the most magnificent, inspiring spectacle I had ever witnessed in my life. Suddenly the light vanished for a short period, just as the mysterious party had said it would. I counted to 10. Just as sudden the sweeping light shaft appeared anew brushing the moon's Clark face a few times back and forward as before. The light disappeared again I counted to 10 and it reappeared, going through the identical motions for the third and last time. For a few seconds I stood fascinated probably with my month wide open. Like in a trance, I went down to the wireless. and I still remember while adjusting the 'phones over my head that my teeth were chattering violently and that I had a cold chill which shook me from head to foot. I had scarcely adjusted the 'phones when the high pitched screaming sound was heard again and in a few seconds the voice with the graveyard tone spoke once more: "I trust, my boy, that you will not doubt again Baron Münchhausen's word," here I could distinguish a low chuckle, "but tell me. how did you like my little exhibition ?" "Why, your excellency." I stammered back into the transmitter before me, "I really had no idea of offending you before, the was quiet. whole thing seemed so impossible to me I must have sat dumbfounded for at least a minute before I could recollect my that you can hardly blame me for doubting senses. I took the 'phones off my head your words. However, after seeing your and wiped off the perspiration mechanical- wonderful lunar fireworks I stand ready to believe anything and everything that you ly. I am sure I was dazed. I looked at my hands, moving them back and forth may say. I assure you I will swear by it. before my eyes, but I wasn't certain then But would you be so kind p,, answer me that I was awake. So I took a pin laying the burning question which is uppermost in my mind just now? Am I not correct near by and shoved it in my thigh. I knew in my assumption that your excellency was then that I really was awake. I wanted to horn in 1720 in Hanover, Germany. and think. but I had to laugh outright. Why, the thing was preposterous. Some pracwas buried in 1797 in the same locality ?" tical amateur joker, no doubt, who tried "Most assuredly, my boy, you have stated to get me on the roof and then afterward the facts absolutely correct. As you say. have me the laughing stock of the town. I was buried in 1797, but if you were to "Good stunt! Rather novel idea, ha. ha! open the coffin to -day you would not find a But that sepulchral. earnest voice. bone of Baron Münchhausen. For political that distinct accent, the peculiar intona- reasons it was very desirable for me to tion . could it ?" 'die' in 1797, for if I had not 'died' just My eyes fell on the clock before me. It then they would have hung me dead, no was 12 :55. At that very moment my doubt. So I had a wax replica made of 'phones emitted a loud crackling sound. myself. which looked so much like my like "static" before a thunderstorm. As I dear self that it even deceived my trusted was looking on wondering, the receivers valet, Fritz, who came within an ace of suddenly became enveloped in a scarlet placing me in the coffin while I was sleepphosphorescence, glowing softly like the ing peacefully but soundly in a secret room light in an X -ray tube. in my attic alongside of my wax figure. If I know now that my hair must have I had not sneezed in my sleep they would raised at the sight of the uncanny phe- have buried me undoubtedly and let my nomenon. I recollect that I grabbed my wax replica shift for itself in an uncap and run up the stairs, knocking somefriendly world. While this might have body down as I flew by. pushed the trap been a regrettable accident, it would have open and sank down on the roof almost ex- hardly affected me much. for I am imhausted. Mechanically I pulled out my mortal, as you no doubt know !" A chuckle watch. It was 11:59. I shivered and was discerned by me at this pun. the Baron looked intently at the moon. sailing in a no doubt liking his own little jokes. beautifully clear sky, in which the stars "However, in the absence of Fritz, that sparkled with unusual brilliancy. blunderer Rosskopf, the embalmer, entcrs The moon was half full, the dark half the house very much under the influence being jet black and undistinguishable from of Schnapps and by pure chance finds the the black sky. A clock near by started to secret room. He sees me sleeping soundly strike 1 o'clock. The sound was still and thinks. of course, that I am dead. vibrating in the air when I witnessed a He, being either too lazy or else too drunk, most remarkable phenomenon. The dark I never knew which, he fails entirely to cut pertion of the moon was suddenly faintly me open and to embalm me in the usual illuminated with the same scarlet phos(Contiuned on page 10).

Through my receivers came a very faint, but exceedingly high pitched screaming sound, which became louder and louder each second. While I was still wondering what this unearthly sound could be, I suddenly heard in a faint but clear voice: "After, Yankton, Mass.- 80,000 meters." This sentence was repeated several times. lost no time in starting my 200 K. W. generator, tuned up to 80,000 meters, and yelled into the transmitter in front of mc. "Ship ahoy! This is Alter of Yankton, who's there?" Almost instantly it came: "It is I, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Baron Miinchhauscn At that I almost swallowed my pipe, but just the same, the colossal nerve of that fellow aggravated me. "You confounded liar, stop your joking," I yelled back. "if you have to say anything. say it and be quick about it, foi I am going to bed in a few minutes." "My son," it came back in sepulchral tones, "I am not at all surprised at your astonishment. Rest assured I expected you would doubt my identify. However, I have proofs. It is now 12.50 a. m. terrestrial time. Kindly mount to the top of your roof. You will find it to be a clear night, the moon being half full. Take your watch along and observe the moon carefully. Precisely at 1 a. m. I will illuminate the dark half portion of the moon with a red phosphorescence, three times beginning 1 a. m., each illumination to last five seconds with a 10 second interval between each illumination. After this return to your phones. I have spoken. . The peculiar high pitched screaming sound was heard once more in my receivers. It ran rapidly down the scale, became fainter and fainter -there was a low click in my 'phones and everything 1


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moonshine," bright blue, violet, purple, steely, "steely with the glint of metal" and dark red. composer's The dream was to build a palatial theater so ,-ontrived that the audience should be bathed in rhythmical light as it listened to the music. Modest Altschuler, conductor for the Russian Symphony Society, described the effect of t: color music on the new instrument as "intoxicating," and said that

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board at to an orchestra, scores right. for it could be writ- Fig. i. As Various Notes and Chords Are Played Corresponding Colors Are Pr.niect -.1 Upward Through ten so that it could be Gauze Screens as Shown. Color Organ Is Controlled by Keyboard and Pianist at Right. Fig. z Shows Details. used for other pieces. can be played by any pianist, the musical Simply described, the musical color through the courtesy of the General Elecscheme is worked out as follows: For score being written in regular notes on tric Co. The necessary color screens were every changing mood in the music a dif- ruled paper, the same as any music. Color placed in slides over each lamp reflector, ferent color is taken, as given for a cer- intensity variation is obtained by means of and colored gelatine was largedly used for tain note. etc., and which color also repre- two foot pedals at the base of the keyboard. this work, placing it between two clear sents as near as possible the feeling of the Hence the wonderful range of colors and glass plates. For such colors as red, a tints possible is evident. plain red glass was used. soul, so to speak. The great success of the effect produced We show diagrammatically at Fig. 2 how In laying out this musical color scheme this light effect is managed. This device the composer of "Prometheus" made use with this device was due in great part to was built on short notice under the guidance of an arbitrary color scale, as might be the ingenious arrangement of the gauze of Preston S. Miller, of the Electrical Test- suspected. Remington had previously screens. The most flimsy screens came ing Laboratories, New York, and therefore worked out an equivalent system for this first, then n!xt heavier gauze, etc., ending future installations may be wonderfully purpose, but the new arrangement was as up with a rather stiff and coarse mesh netting. The color effect on the audience improved. Referring to the diagram, a follows, the tone notes being: was quite marvelous indeed, as the differRed. continuous band of high power tungsten C D Yellow. ent, always -changing colors were really lamps are caused to move half way around E Pearly Blue. seen through each other. the belt circuit, and back again continu-

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Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures By Hugo Gernsback

I Make a name is Ignaz Montmorency Alier. If that don't suit you I suggest I. M. Alier for short. I am a Yankee by birth no doubt you guessed that much. Both my father and mother came over on the Mayflower and settled in Yankton, Mass., where they are engaged at present in cactus and ostrich farming. Ever since I was a little boy my father. for reasons best known to himself, begged of me to be a worshipper of truth, no matter how painful it might prove. I am glad to say that my father's teachings fell on fertile territory. I have never knowingly uttered an untruth. The pursuit of truth since I have grown up has become a mania with me, so much so. in fact, that even an very 'ay exaggeratiu., made ny best of friends Irive me frantic.

Jeremiah Addlecock, jailkeeper, Coffee -

pensive and perhaps more satisfactory. Of course, this argument, quite logical as it was, for the time being discouraged me not a little, but soon I took up my studies five months.) anew and made many important new disThe Ananias Club, Yankton, Mass. coveries. Now that I have thoroughly established As president and founder of the now demy standing I will proceed, and I sincerely funct American Wireless Mouse Trap Co. hope and trust that no one will question I learned a lot about rats and mice and any statements I may be called to make this knowledge even to-day is of high imin these pages. They are the bare, unportance to me. varnished truth in each and every case. The above company, as will be rememIf called upon I will cheerfully swear to bered by many, operated at one time no the truth of any of my statements be- ,less than 80,169,$09 wireless mouse traps all over the country. If we had not been so eminently successful in killing every mouse and rat in the country the company would, no doubt, be still in business. As it is, the American public calls me its greatest livunderstand my ing benefactor for ridiat peculiar state ding the country of these ..d, as far as truth 01 pests, and this alone is is concerned, it will honor enough and canprobably be best undernot but speak well for stood by the average layme. For the benefit of man if I say that truth my young readers who with me is nothing less never saw one of my and nothing more but a wireless mouse traps let sort of sport, hobby me give a brief descripif you wish. I collect tion of same. truthful statements as Each trap was conyou would collect structed like a squirrel stamp s. Particularly The opening to cage. beautiful and original the cage was fashioned examples of truth are in such a manner that a written down by me on mouse or rat could get large white cards. These in it, but not out of it cards are all indexed and of its own accord once classified and kept, verin it. Now, as anyone tically filed in card drawcan readily convince ers. The originator (may himself by trial, mice I say inventor ?) of these and rats are exceedingly truths is, of course. fond of revolving cages. given full credit on these They will travel for cards, so that it is easy miles to get one. It to find in years gone by has a most i powerfuI who made this or that fascination f or them. particular truthful stateThey simply adore it and ment. You will not think go wild about it. I am me immodest if 'I state almost tempted to say in passing that ninethat they go crazy about tenths of the cards conit, for they find it extain my own name as tremely hard to stop originator of original once they start running. the Receiv ers Suddenly Became Enveloped in a Scarlet Phosphorescence, Glowing Softly Like the Light in an XRay Tube. and surprising truths. Upon this great natural Of course, as truth is a law I based my invention. science with me, such a statement cannot fore a notary. (I am a notary myself.) The shaft of the cage was connected to a cause much surprise I realize this fully. As every resident of my home town little dynamo, which was operated at high I would not think of taking up your knows, I own the largest wireless plant in speed as soon as the mouse or rat started valuable time with the above statement the State. I own the only long distance the cage revolving. The dynamo in turn were it not so vitally necessary for me to wireless telephone station in the country. was connected to a little wireless set and fully acquaint you with my character, for this in turn to an aerial wire system on the AN is known, I hold the long distance reasons which will be more apparent later. wireless telephone record of the world. Al- roof of the house. The wireless set was For this reason I also find it quite neces- ready in 1900, when my set was not nearly constructed in such a manner that when sary to give you the following references as perfected as it is to -day, I could talk operated it would send out a call similar any of the below mentioned individuals and around the world and converse freely with to a Western Union call box. In each institutions will be only too glad to vouch myself, the message traveling clear around locality we had a wireless "central" with for my integrity, honesty, as well as ver- the globe. This fact was described at operators. As soon as one of the operators acity.* I could give almost an indefinite length in "The London Scientific Gazette received a call he would look up his call book and see where the call originated. list, but I prefer mentioning only the fol- of 1900." (See Vol. XX, No. 19, page 39.) lowing: It attracted much attention at the time, but This took but a few seconds. A man would Hiram O'Rourke, lawyer, Yankton, Mass. it was declared commercially impractical, then be dispatched immediately to the house (The above defended me in three breach for the reason that it was argued if it in question, where he would brain the of promise suits, as well 'as eight perjury is necessary to build a giant wireless mouse or rat on the spot, single handed, charges of which I was accused.) station at a tremendous expense in order by means of a club. He would next reset Patrick Flanagan, jailkeeper, Yankton, to talk clear around the globe, for the the trap and return to headquarters, giving Mass. sole purpose of listening to one's own a full itemized report of the case. To the not to yourself voice, why talk without my system of killing the 'tin account of the numerous inquiries received the expensive wireless? My critics con- inexperienced rodents might appear rather long winded concerning me I suggest to enclose a 2ct. stamp for your reply when writing. tended that it would be far less ex- and expensive, but it is here where my inMY

ville, Me. Mike Whiffeltree, jai:keeper, Lyreville. Vt. (The latter only knew me intimately for

sight into human nature came to its full bloom and made me famous. Not everybody likes to kill rats and mice. This is particularly true of the feminine humans inhabitating this globe. Why this should be so I do not profess to know absolutely, although I have some vague opinions on the subject, which. however, I would rather keep to myself. Suffice it to say, bipeds in skirts rather employ their time otherwise 'than catching, not to mention, killing rats and mice. What. therefore, I ask was more natural for me than to employ professional ratters and mousers, to perform the disagreeable tasks? At any event, you may be sure, the cornpany was a huge success and many a fair damsel even to -day sends me highly perfumed letters hailing me as the liberator of the fairer sex's arch- enemies. But this brings me away from my story. As I said already. I own the largest wireless telephone station in the country. It is exceedingly well appointed and contains instruments and apparatus of which the greatest living scientists have as yet not the faintest knowledge. This story starts on a bitter cold December night. I could go to some length by writing two or three columns at two cents a word, stating how the wind sang weirdly through my aerial wires on the roof : how the flames of my log fire cast fantastic shadows about the room haw my cat was softly purring on a chair near by, dreaming of some long departed appetizing canary how the windows rattled uncannily in the storm how the trees moaned plaintively outside, and so forth. Thus I could set the scene and prepare you for the story-getting you under tension, as the editor calls it technically. As a plain matter of fact, however, the aerial wires were full of sleet ana therefore could not "sing." furthermore I was glad that they didn't come down, which would have made some music, although not very pleasant music. Then the log fire. too, could not very well have cast fantastic shadows either, nor any other shadows for that matter. because the log fire happened to be a radiator. Instead of casting fantastic shadows, however, it cast a lot of . ink noise about and every now and then made me jump clean out of my chair. Then, also, the cat could not have purred very readily on the chair because it wasn't a cat at all, but a dog to begin with, and he could not have purred even if he had taken lessons at $5 an hour. There were, however, good reason for this, too. Firstly, it was not a he it was a she. Secondly, she had been dead for two years and only because she was stuffed so nicely did I keep her. Thirdly, she could positively not have sat on a chair near by, simply because there was only one chair in the place and I was on it. Fourthly, dogs, especially dead dogs, are not known to dream about appetizing canary birds. Then, too, the windows could not have rattled in the storm where I was, for my wireless station is in the cellar and that cellar has no windows whatsoever. As for the trees moaning or not moaning I explained above that my people were engaged in cactus farming. There are no trees on the farm, and cactus does positively not moan in a storm. It squeaks. Now that you understand the situation fully I will proceed. It was after 12 o'clock midnight on a cold winter night. My new, loud talking telephone receivers were on my head and I had just lit a fresh pipe. I had been flirting with my vario- selective coupling -balance which was adjusted to a very long wave length- 90,000 meters, if my memory serves me right-and I was just in the act of tuning down to the wave length of F. L.- that's the Paris Eiffel

ph,n. -rcnce which I had seen hut a few sec ,u,h before around my receivers. It seemed to me as if there was a gigantic searchlight stationed on the bright side of the moon, throwing a colossal shaft of that scarlet light over on the dark side. This shaft of light was not stationary, but it swept rapidly back and forward over the dark face of the moon, illuminating the moon's craters in a wonderful fashion. The phosphorescent light shaft was so long that it went actually clear across the face of the moon and swept out into the space beyond for a considerable distance. It was the most magnificent, inspiring spectacle I had ever witnessed in my life. Suddenly the light vanished for a short period, just as the mysterious party had said it would. I counted to 10. Just as sudden the sweeping light shaft appeared anew brushing the moon's Clark face a few times back and forward as before. The light disappeared again I counted to 10 and it reappeared, going through the identical motions for the third and last time. For a few seconds I stood fascinated probably with my month wide open. Like in a trance, I went down to the wireless. and I still remember while adjusting the 'phones over my head that my teeth were chattering violently and that I had a cold chill which shook me from head to foot. I had scarcely adjusted the 'phones when the high pitched screaming sound was heard again and in a few seconds the voice with the graveyard tone spoke once more: "I trust, my boy, that you will not doubt again Baron Münchhausen's word," here I could distinguish a low chuckle, "but tell me. how did you like my little exhibition ?" "Why, your excellency." I stammered back into the transmitter before me, "I really had no idea of offending you before, the was quiet. whole thing seemed so impossible to me I must have sat dumbfounded for at least a minute before I could recollect my that you can hardly blame me for doubting senses. I took the 'phones off my head your words. However, after seeing your and wiped off the perspiration mechanical- wonderful lunar fireworks I stand ready to believe anything and everything that you ly. I am sure I was dazed. I looked at my hands, moving them back and forth may say. I assure you I will swear by it. before my eyes, but I wasn't certain then But would you be so kind p,, answer me that I was awake. So I took a pin laying the burning question which is uppermost in my mind just now? Am I not correct near by and shoved it in my thigh. I knew in my assumption that your excellency was then that I really was awake. I wanted to horn in 1720 in Hanover, Germany. and think. but I had to laugh outright. Why, the thing was preposterous. Some pracwas buried in 1797 in the same locality ?" tical amateur joker, no doubt, who tried "Most assuredly, my boy, you have stated to get me on the roof and then afterward the facts absolutely correct. As you say. have me the laughing stock of the town. I was buried in 1797, but if you were to "Good stunt! Rather novel idea, ha. ha! open the coffin to -day you would not find a But that sepulchral. earnest voice. bone of Baron Münchhausen. For political that distinct accent, the peculiar intona- reasons it was very desirable for me to tion . could it ?" 'die' in 1797, for if I had not 'died' just My eyes fell on the clock before me. It then they would have hung me dead, no was 12 :55. At that very moment my doubt. So I had a wax replica made of 'phones emitted a loud crackling sound. myself. which looked so much like my like "static" before a thunderstorm. As I dear self that it even deceived my trusted was looking on wondering, the receivers valet, Fritz, who came within an ace of suddenly became enveloped in a scarlet placing me in the coffin while I was sleepphosphorescence, glowing softly like the ing peacefully but soundly in a secret room light in an X -ray tube. in my attic alongside of my wax figure. If I know now that my hair must have I had not sneezed in my sleep they would raised at the sight of the uncanny phe- have buried me undoubtedly and let my nomenon. I recollect that I grabbed my wax replica shift for itself in an uncap and run up the stairs, knocking somefriendly world. While this might have body down as I flew by. pushed the trap been a regrettable accident, it would have open and sank down on the roof almost ex- hardly affected me much. for I am imhausted. Mechanically I pulled out my mortal, as you no doubt know !" A chuckle watch. It was 11:59. I shivered and was discerned by me at this pun. the Baron looked intently at the moon. sailing in a no doubt liking his own little jokes. beautifully clear sky, in which the stars "However, in the absence of Fritz, that sparkled with unusual brilliancy. blunderer Rosskopf, the embalmer, entcrs The moon was half full, the dark half the house very much under the influence being jet black and undistinguishable from of Schnapps and by pure chance finds the the black sky. A clock near by started to secret room. He sees me sleeping soundly strike 1 o'clock. The sound was still and thinks. of course, that I am dead. vibrating in the air when I witnessed a He, being either too lazy or else too drunk, most remarkable phenomenon. The dark I never knew which, he fails entirely to cut pertion of the moon was suddenly faintly me open and to embalm me in the usual illuminated with the same scarlet phos(Contiuned on page 10).

Through my receivers came a very faint, but exceedingly high pitched screaming sound, which became louder and louder each second. While I was still wondering what this unearthly sound could be, I suddenly heard in a faint but clear voice: "After, Yankton, Mass.- 80,000 meters." This sentence was repeated several times. lost no time in starting my 200 K. W. generator, tuned up to 80,000 meters, and yelled into the transmitter in front of mc. "Ship ahoy! This is Alter of Yankton, who's there?" Almost instantly it came: "It is I, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Baron Miinchhauscn At that I almost swallowed my pipe, but just the same, the colossal nerve of that fellow aggravated me. "You confounded liar, stop your joking," I yelled back. "if you have to say anything. say it and be quick about it, foi I am going to bed in a few minutes." "My son," it came back in sepulchral tones, "I am not at all surprised at your astonishment. Rest assured I expected you would doubt my identify. However, I have proofs. It is now 12.50 a. m. terrestrial time. Kindly mount to the top of your roof. You will find it to be a clear night, the moon being half full. Take your watch along and observe the moon carefully. Precisely at 1 a. m. I will illuminate the dark half portion of the moon with a red phosphorescence, three times beginning 1 a. m., each illumination to last five seconds with a 10 second interval between each illumination. After this return to your phones. I have spoken. . The peculiar high pitched screaming sound was heard once more in my receivers. It ran rapidly down the scale, became fainter and fainter -there was a low click in my 'phones and everything 1


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Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures By Hugo Gernsback

I Make a name is Ignaz Montmorency Alier. If that don't suit you I suggest I. M. Alier for short. I am a Yankee by birth no doubt you guessed that much. Both my father and mother came over on the Mayflower and settled in Yankton, Mass., where they are engaged at present in cactus and ostrich farming. Ever since I was a little boy my father. for reasons best known to himself, begged of me to be a worshipper of truth, no matter how painful it might prove. I am glad to say that my father's teachings fell on fertile territory. I have never knowingly uttered an untruth. The pursuit of truth since I have grown up has become a mania with me, so much so. in fact, that even an very 'ay exaggeratiu., made ny best of friends Irive me frantic.

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pensive and perhaps more satisfactory. Of course, this argument, quite logical as it was, for the time being discouraged me not a little, but soon I took up my studies five months.) anew and made many important new disThe Ananias Club, Yankton, Mass. coveries. Now that I have thoroughly established As president and founder of the now demy standing I will proceed, and I sincerely funct American Wireless Mouse Trap Co. hope and trust that no one will question I learned a lot about rats and mice and any statements I may be called to make this knowledge even to-day is of high imin these pages. They are the bare, unportance to me. varnished truth in each and every case. The above company, as will be rememIf called upon I will cheerfully swear to bered by many, operated at one time no the truth of any of my statements be- ,less than 80,169,$09 wireless mouse traps all over the country. If we had not been so eminently successful in killing every mouse and rat in the country the company would, no doubt, be still in business. As it is, the American public calls me its greatest livunderstand my ing benefactor for ridiat peculiar state ding the country of these ..d, as far as truth 01 pests, and this alone is is concerned, it will honor enough and canprobably be best undernot but speak well for stood by the average layme. For the benefit of man if I say that truth my young readers who with me is nothing less never saw one of my and nothing more but a wireless mouse traps let sort of sport, hobby me give a brief descripif you wish. I collect tion of same. truthful statements as Each trap was conyou would collect structed like a squirrel stamp s. Particularly The opening to cage. beautiful and original the cage was fashioned examples of truth are in such a manner that a written down by me on mouse or rat could get large white cards. These in it, but not out of it cards are all indexed and of its own accord once classified and kept, verin it. Now, as anyone tically filed in card drawcan readily convince ers. The originator (may himself by trial, mice I say inventor ?) of these and rats are exceedingly truths is, of course. fond of revolving cages. given full credit on these They will travel for cards, so that it is easy miles to get one. It to find in years gone by has a most i powerfuI who made this or that fascination f or them. particular truthful stateThey simply adore it and ment. You will not think go wild about it. I am me immodest if 'I state almost tempted to say in passing that ninethat they go crazy about tenths of the cards conit, for they find it extain my own name as tremely hard to stop originator of original once they start running. the Receiv ers Suddenly Became Enveloped in a Scarlet Phosphorescence, Glowing Softly Like the Light in an XRay Tube. and surprising truths. Upon this great natural Of course, as truth is a law I based my invention. science with me, such a statement cannot fore a notary. (I am a notary myself.) The shaft of the cage was connected to a cause much surprise I realize this fully. As every resident of my home town little dynamo, which was operated at high I would not think of taking up your knows, I own the largest wireless plant in speed as soon as the mouse or rat started valuable time with the above statement the State. I own the only long distance the cage revolving. The dynamo in turn were it not so vitally necessary for me to wireless telephone station in the country. was connected to a little wireless set and fully acquaint you with my character, for this in turn to an aerial wire system on the AN is known, I hold the long distance reasons which will be more apparent later. wireless telephone record of the world. Al- roof of the house. The wireless set was For this reason I also find it quite neces- ready in 1900, when my set was not nearly constructed in such a manner that when sary to give you the following references as perfected as it is to -day, I could talk operated it would send out a call similar any of the below mentioned individuals and around the world and converse freely with to a Western Union call box. In each institutions will be only too glad to vouch myself, the message traveling clear around locality we had a wireless "central" with for my integrity, honesty, as well as ver- the globe. This fact was described at operators. As soon as one of the operators acity.* I could give almost an indefinite length in "The London Scientific Gazette received a call he would look up his call book and see where the call originated. list, but I prefer mentioning only the fol- of 1900." (See Vol. XX, No. 19, page 39.) lowing: It attracted much attention at the time, but This took but a few seconds. A man would Hiram O'Rourke, lawyer, Yankton, Mass. it was declared commercially impractical, then be dispatched immediately to the house (The above defended me in three breach for the reason that it was argued if it in question, where he would brain the of promise suits, as well 'as eight perjury is necessary to build a giant wireless mouse or rat on the spot, single handed, charges of which I was accused.) station at a tremendous expense in order by means of a club. He would next reset Patrick Flanagan, jailkeeper, Yankton, to talk clear around the globe, for the the trap and return to headquarters, giving Mass. sole purpose of listening to one's own a full itemized report of the case. To the not to yourself voice, why talk without my system of killing the 'tin account of the numerous inquiries received the expensive wireless? My critics con- inexperienced rodents might appear rather long winded concerning me I suggest to enclose a 2ct. stamp for your reply when writing. tended that it would be far less ex- and expensive, but it is here where my inMY

ville, Me. Mike Whiffeltree, jai:keeper, Lyreville. Vt. (The latter only knew me intimately for

sight into human nature came to its full bloom and made me famous. Not everybody likes to kill rats and mice. This is particularly true of the feminine humans inhabitating this globe. Why this should be so I do not profess to know absolutely, although I have some vague opinions on the subject, which. however, I would rather keep to myself. Suffice it to say, bipeds in skirts rather employ their time otherwise 'than catching, not to mention, killing rats and mice. What. therefore, I ask was more natural for me than to employ professional ratters and mousers, to perform the disagreeable tasks? At any event, you may be sure, the cornpany was a huge success and many a fair damsel even to -day sends me highly perfumed letters hailing me as the liberator of the fairer sex's arch- enemies. But this brings me away from my story. As I said already. I own the largest wireless telephone station in the country. It is exceedingly well appointed and contains instruments and apparatus of which the greatest living scientists have as yet not the faintest knowledge. This story starts on a bitter cold December night. I could go to some length by writing two or three columns at two cents a word, stating how the wind sang weirdly through my aerial wires on the roof : how the flames of my log fire cast fantastic shadows about the room haw my cat was softly purring on a chair near by, dreaming of some long departed appetizing canary how the windows rattled uncannily in the storm how the trees moaned plaintively outside, and so forth. Thus I could set the scene and prepare you for the story-getting you under tension, as the editor calls it technically. As a plain matter of fact, however, the aerial wires were full of sleet ana therefore could not "sing." furthermore I was glad that they didn't come down, which would have made some music, although not very pleasant music. Then the log fire. too, could not very well have cast fantastic shadows either, nor any other shadows for that matter. because the log fire happened to be a radiator. Instead of casting fantastic shadows, however, it cast a lot of . ink noise about and every now and then made me jump clean out of my chair. Then, also, the cat could not have purred very readily on the chair because it wasn't a cat at all, but a dog to begin with, and he could not have purred even if he had taken lessons at $5 an hour. There were, however, good reason for this, too. Firstly, it was not a he it was a she. Secondly, she had been dead for two years and only because she was stuffed so nicely did I keep her. Thirdly, she could positively not have sat on a chair near by, simply because there was only one chair in the place and I was on it. Fourthly, dogs, especially dead dogs, are not known to dream about appetizing canary birds. Then, too, the windows could not have rattled in the storm where I was, for my wireless station is in the cellar and that cellar has no windows whatsoever. As for the trees moaning or not moaning I explained above that my people were engaged in cactus farming. There are no trees on the farm, and cactus does positively not moan in a storm. It squeaks. Now that you understand the situation fully I will proceed. It was after 12 o'clock midnight on a cold winter night. My new, loud talking telephone receivers were on my head and I had just lit a fresh pipe. I had been flirting with my vario- selective coupling -balance which was adjusted to a very long wave length- 90,000 meters, if my memory serves me right-and I was just in the act of tuning down to the wave length of F. L.- that's the Paris Eiffel

ph,n. -rcnce which I had seen hut a few sec ,u,h before around my receivers. It seemed to me as if there was a gigantic searchlight stationed on the bright side of the moon, throwing a colossal shaft of that scarlet light over on the dark side. This shaft of light was not stationary, but it swept rapidly back and forward over the dark face of the moon, illuminating the moon's craters in a wonderful fashion. The phosphorescent light shaft was so long that it went actually clear across the face of the moon and swept out into the space beyond for a considerable distance. It was the most magnificent, inspiring spectacle I had ever witnessed in my life. Suddenly the light vanished for a short period, just as the mysterious party had said it would. I counted to 10. Just as sudden the sweeping light shaft appeared anew brushing the moon's Clark face a few times back and forward as before. The light disappeared again I counted to 10 and it reappeared, going through the identical motions for the third and last time. For a few seconds I stood fascinated probably with my month wide open. Like in a trance, I went down to the wireless. and I still remember while adjusting the 'phones over my head that my teeth were chattering violently and that I had a cold chill which shook me from head to foot. I had scarcely adjusted the 'phones when the high pitched screaming sound was heard again and in a few seconds the voice with the graveyard tone spoke once more: "I trust, my boy, that you will not doubt again Baron Münchhausen's word," here I could distinguish a low chuckle, "but tell me. how did you like my little exhibition ?" "Why, your excellency." I stammered back into the transmitter before me, "I really had no idea of offending you before, the was quiet. whole thing seemed so impossible to me I must have sat dumbfounded for at least a minute before I could recollect my that you can hardly blame me for doubting senses. I took the 'phones off my head your words. However, after seeing your and wiped off the perspiration mechanical- wonderful lunar fireworks I stand ready to believe anything and everything that you ly. I am sure I was dazed. I looked at my hands, moving them back and forth may say. I assure you I will swear by it. before my eyes, but I wasn't certain then But would you be so kind p,, answer me that I was awake. So I took a pin laying the burning question which is uppermost in my mind just now? Am I not correct near by and shoved it in my thigh. I knew in my assumption that your excellency was then that I really was awake. I wanted to horn in 1720 in Hanover, Germany. and think. but I had to laugh outright. Why, the thing was preposterous. Some pracwas buried in 1797 in the same locality ?" tical amateur joker, no doubt, who tried "Most assuredly, my boy, you have stated to get me on the roof and then afterward the facts absolutely correct. As you say. have me the laughing stock of the town. I was buried in 1797, but if you were to "Good stunt! Rather novel idea, ha. ha! open the coffin to -day you would not find a But that sepulchral. earnest voice. bone of Baron Münchhausen. For political that distinct accent, the peculiar intona- reasons it was very desirable for me to tion . could it ?" 'die' in 1797, for if I had not 'died' just My eyes fell on the clock before me. It then they would have hung me dead, no was 12 :55. At that very moment my doubt. So I had a wax replica made of 'phones emitted a loud crackling sound. myself. which looked so much like my like "static" before a thunderstorm. As I dear self that it even deceived my trusted was looking on wondering, the receivers valet, Fritz, who came within an ace of suddenly became enveloped in a scarlet placing me in the coffin while I was sleepphosphorescence, glowing softly like the ing peacefully but soundly in a secret room light in an X -ray tube. in my attic alongside of my wax figure. If I know now that my hair must have I had not sneezed in my sleep they would raised at the sight of the uncanny phe- have buried me undoubtedly and let my nomenon. I recollect that I grabbed my wax replica shift for itself in an uncap and run up the stairs, knocking somefriendly world. While this might have body down as I flew by. pushed the trap been a regrettable accident, it would have open and sank down on the roof almost ex- hardly affected me much. for I am imhausted. Mechanically I pulled out my mortal, as you no doubt know !" A chuckle watch. It was 11:59. I shivered and was discerned by me at this pun. the Baron looked intently at the moon. sailing in a no doubt liking his own little jokes. beautifully clear sky, in which the stars "However, in the absence of Fritz, that sparkled with unusual brilliancy. blunderer Rosskopf, the embalmer, entcrs The moon was half full, the dark half the house very much under the influence being jet black and undistinguishable from of Schnapps and by pure chance finds the the black sky. A clock near by started to secret room. He sees me sleeping soundly strike 1 o'clock. The sound was still and thinks. of course, that I am dead. vibrating in the air when I witnessed a He, being either too lazy or else too drunk, most remarkable phenomenon. The dark I never knew which, he fails entirely to cut pertion of the moon was suddenly faintly me open and to embalm me in the usual illuminated with the same scarlet phos(Contiuned on page 10).

Through my receivers came a very faint, but exceedingly high pitched screaming sound, which became louder and louder each second. While I was still wondering what this unearthly sound could be, I suddenly heard in a faint but clear voice: "After, Yankton, Mass.- 80,000 meters." This sentence was repeated several times. lost no time in starting my 200 K. W. generator, tuned up to 80,000 meters, and yelled into the transmitter in front of mc. "Ship ahoy! This is Alter of Yankton, who's there?" Almost instantly it came: "It is I, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Baron Miinchhauscn At that I almost swallowed my pipe, but just the same, the colossal nerve of that fellow aggravated me. "You confounded liar, stop your joking," I yelled back. "if you have to say anything. say it and be quick about it, foi I am going to bed in a few minutes." "My son," it came back in sepulchral tones, "I am not at all surprised at your astonishment. Rest assured I expected you would doubt my identify. However, I have proofs. It is now 12.50 a. m. terrestrial time. Kindly mount to the top of your roof. You will find it to be a clear night, the moon being half full. Take your watch along and observe the moon carefully. Precisely at 1 a. m. I will illuminate the dark half portion of the moon with a red phosphorescence, three times beginning 1 a. m., each illumination to last five seconds with a 10 second interval between each illumination. After this return to your phones. I have spoken. . The peculiar high pitched screaming sound was heard once more in my receivers. It ran rapidly down the scale, became fainter and fainter -there was a low click in my 'phones and everything 1


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Music In Colors MIEN we go to the theater we have all probably noticed the wonder-

ful effect that different colors play on the total effect produced on us by a certain stage setting or musical number. A new device has been tried recently in Carnegie Hall at New York to give "color music," as it may be termed (see Fig. 1), and a special piece of music was prepared for this device by the composer, Scriabine, and produced as part of the piece,

"Prometheus." The "color organ" instrument has board of 12 colors, red, rosy-orange, yellow, green, pearly blue, "the shimmer of

ously as long as the color notes are being

used. Flcxib:e insulated cables connect to each lamp as seen, and over each tungsten lamp is fitted a color screen. Over this "color organ" is placed a frame about 12 by 15 feet at the front opening. In this frame are placed several pieces of various kinds of fine transparent gauze, which hang slightly in folds. This scheme, combined with the always moving and intermixing bands of color as projected upward, forms a wonderful effect. The keyboard, which is similar to a piano,

moonshine," bright blue, violet, purple, steely, "steely with the glint of metal" and dark red. composer's The dream was to build a palatial theater so ,-ontrived that the audience should be bathed in rhythmical light as it listened to the music. Modest Altschuler, conductor for the Russian Symphony Society, described the effect of t: color music on the new instrument as "intoxicating," and said that

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Blue Green. I -flat Steely Gray. And so on. Various combinations of these colors were made easily possible by the keyboard, which resembled piano keys, and thus it was easy for the player to strike a chord, the same as in Or "nary music. The operation of the keys and lamps is not direct but indirect. i,(, .,rid handlin any heavy currents at tie keyboard. Tè keys when depressed close a direct -cure circuit through corresponding r e I mounted on the central supporting col. shown in tbs.! diagram, Fig. 2. The foot pedals control the intensity of the light and operate an adjustable impedance coil in the 110 -volt alternating- current circuit feeding the moving tungsten lamp band. The lamps were all specially made with concentrated filaments to project the maximum amount of light upward through and on the gauze screens. The lamps were made up for this work A

if the instrument proved to be a valuable accompaniment

board at to an orchestra, scores right. for it could be writ- Fig. i. As Various Notes and Chords Are Played Corresponding Colors Are Pr.niect -.1 Upward Through ten so that it could be Gauze Screens as Shown. Color Organ Is Controlled by Keyboard and Pianist at Right. Fig. z Shows Details. used for other pieces. can be played by any pianist, the musical Simply described, the musical color through the courtesy of the General Elecscheme is worked out as follows: For score being written in regular notes on tric Co. The necessary color screens were every changing mood in the music a dif- ruled paper, the same as any music. Color placed in slides over each lamp reflector, ferent color is taken, as given for a cer- intensity variation is obtained by means of and colored gelatine was largedly used for tain note. etc., and which color also repre- two foot pedals at the base of the keyboard. this work, placing it between two clear sents as near as possible the feeling of the Hence the wonderful range of colors and glass plates. For such colors as red, a tints possible is evident. plain red glass was used. soul, so to speak. The great success of the effect produced We show diagrammatically at Fig. 2 how In laying out this musical color scheme this light effect is managed. This device the composer of "Prometheus" made use with this device was due in great part to was built on short notice under the guidance of an arbitrary color scale, as might be the ingenious arrangement of the gauze of Preston S. Miller, of the Electrical Test- suspected. Remington had previously screens. The most flimsy screens came ing Laboratories, New York, and therefore worked out an equivalent system for this first, then n!xt heavier gauze, etc., ending future installations may be wonderfully purpose, but the new arrangement was as up with a rather stiff and coarse mesh netting. The color effect on the audience improved. Referring to the diagram, a follows, the tone notes being: was quite marvelous indeed, as the differRed. continuous band of high power tungsten C D Yellow. ent, always -changing colors were really lamps are caused to move half way around E Pearly Blue. seen through each other. the belt circuit, and back again continu-

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Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures By Hugo Gernsback

I Make a name is Ignaz Montmorency Alier. If that don't suit you I suggest I. M. Alier for short. I am a Yankee by birth no doubt you guessed that much. Both my father and mother came over on the Mayflower and settled in Yankton, Mass., where they are engaged at present in cactus and ostrich farming. Ever since I was a little boy my father. for reasons best known to himself, begged of me to be a worshipper of truth, no matter how painful it might prove. I am glad to say that my father's teachings fell on fertile territory. I have never knowingly uttered an untruth. The pursuit of truth since I have grown up has become a mania with me, so much so. in fact, that even an very 'ay exaggeratiu., made ny best of friends Irive me frantic.

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pensive and perhaps more satisfactory. Of course, this argument, quite logical as it was, for the time being discouraged me not a little, but soon I took up my studies five months.) anew and made many important new disThe Ananias Club, Yankton, Mass. coveries. Now that I have thoroughly established As president and founder of the now demy standing I will proceed, and I sincerely funct American Wireless Mouse Trap Co. hope and trust that no one will question I learned a lot about rats and mice and any statements I may be called to make this knowledge even to-day is of high imin these pages. They are the bare, unportance to me. varnished truth in each and every case. The above company, as will be rememIf called upon I will cheerfully swear to bered by many, operated at one time no the truth of any of my statements be- ,less than 80,169,$09 wireless mouse traps all over the country. If we had not been so eminently successful in killing every mouse and rat in the country the company would, no doubt, be still in business. As it is, the American public calls me its greatest livunderstand my ing benefactor for ridiat peculiar state ding the country of these ..d, as far as truth 01 pests, and this alone is is concerned, it will honor enough and canprobably be best undernot but speak well for stood by the average layme. For the benefit of man if I say that truth my young readers who with me is nothing less never saw one of my and nothing more but a wireless mouse traps let sort of sport, hobby me give a brief descripif you wish. I collect tion of same. truthful statements as Each trap was conyou would collect structed like a squirrel stamp s. Particularly The opening to cage. beautiful and original the cage was fashioned examples of truth are in such a manner that a written down by me on mouse or rat could get large white cards. These in it, but not out of it cards are all indexed and of its own accord once classified and kept, verin it. Now, as anyone tically filed in card drawcan readily convince ers. The originator (may himself by trial, mice I say inventor ?) of these and rats are exceedingly truths is, of course. fond of revolving cages. given full credit on these They will travel for cards, so that it is easy miles to get one. It to find in years gone by has a most i powerfuI who made this or that fascination f or them. particular truthful stateThey simply adore it and ment. You will not think go wild about it. I am me immodest if 'I state almost tempted to say in passing that ninethat they go crazy about tenths of the cards conit, for they find it extain my own name as tremely hard to stop originator of original once they start running. the Receiv ers Suddenly Became Enveloped in a Scarlet Phosphorescence, Glowing Softly Like the Light in an XRay Tube. and surprising truths. Upon this great natural Of course, as truth is a law I based my invention. science with me, such a statement cannot fore a notary. (I am a notary myself.) The shaft of the cage was connected to a cause much surprise I realize this fully. As every resident of my home town little dynamo, which was operated at high I would not think of taking up your knows, I own the largest wireless plant in speed as soon as the mouse or rat started valuable time with the above statement the State. I own the only long distance the cage revolving. The dynamo in turn were it not so vitally necessary for me to wireless telephone station in the country. was connected to a little wireless set and fully acquaint you with my character, for this in turn to an aerial wire system on the AN is known, I hold the long distance reasons which will be more apparent later. wireless telephone record of the world. Al- roof of the house. The wireless set was For this reason I also find it quite neces- ready in 1900, when my set was not nearly constructed in such a manner that when sary to give you the following references as perfected as it is to -day, I could talk operated it would send out a call similar any of the below mentioned individuals and around the world and converse freely with to a Western Union call box. In each institutions will be only too glad to vouch myself, the message traveling clear around locality we had a wireless "central" with for my integrity, honesty, as well as ver- the globe. This fact was described at operators. As soon as one of the operators acity.* I could give almost an indefinite length in "The London Scientific Gazette received a call he would look up his call book and see where the call originated. list, but I prefer mentioning only the fol- of 1900." (See Vol. XX, No. 19, page 39.) lowing: It attracted much attention at the time, but This took but a few seconds. A man would Hiram O'Rourke, lawyer, Yankton, Mass. it was declared commercially impractical, then be dispatched immediately to the house (The above defended me in three breach for the reason that it was argued if it in question, where he would brain the of promise suits, as well 'as eight perjury is necessary to build a giant wireless mouse or rat on the spot, single handed, charges of which I was accused.) station at a tremendous expense in order by means of a club. He would next reset Patrick Flanagan, jailkeeper, Yankton, to talk clear around the globe, for the the trap and return to headquarters, giving Mass. sole purpose of listening to one's own a full itemized report of the case. To the not to yourself voice, why talk without my system of killing the 'tin account of the numerous inquiries received the expensive wireless? My critics con- inexperienced rodents might appear rather long winded concerning me I suggest to enclose a 2ct. stamp for your reply when writing. tended that it would be far less ex- and expensive, but it is here where my inMY

ville, Me. Mike Whiffeltree, jai:keeper, Lyreville. Vt. (The latter only knew me intimately for

sight into human nature came to its full bloom and made me famous. Not everybody likes to kill rats and mice. This is particularly true of the feminine humans inhabitating this globe. Why this should be so I do not profess to know absolutely, although I have some vague opinions on the subject, which. however, I would rather keep to myself. Suffice it to say, bipeds in skirts rather employ their time otherwise 'than catching, not to mention, killing rats and mice. What. therefore, I ask was more natural for me than to employ professional ratters and mousers, to perform the disagreeable tasks? At any event, you may be sure, the cornpany was a huge success and many a fair damsel even to -day sends me highly perfumed letters hailing me as the liberator of the fairer sex's arch- enemies. But this brings me away from my story. As I said already. I own the largest wireless telephone station in the country. It is exceedingly well appointed and contains instruments and apparatus of which the greatest living scientists have as yet not the faintest knowledge. This story starts on a bitter cold December night. I could go to some length by writing two or three columns at two cents a word, stating how the wind sang weirdly through my aerial wires on the roof : how the flames of my log fire cast fantastic shadows about the room haw my cat was softly purring on a chair near by, dreaming of some long departed appetizing canary how the windows rattled uncannily in the storm how the trees moaned plaintively outside, and so forth. Thus I could set the scene and prepare you for the story-getting you under tension, as the editor calls it technically. As a plain matter of fact, however, the aerial wires were full of sleet ana therefore could not "sing." furthermore I was glad that they didn't come down, which would have made some music, although not very pleasant music. Then the log fire. too, could not very well have cast fantastic shadows either, nor any other shadows for that matter. because the log fire happened to be a radiator. Instead of casting fantastic shadows, however, it cast a lot of . ink noise about and every now and then made me jump clean out of my chair. Then, also, the cat could not have purred very readily on the chair because it wasn't a cat at all, but a dog to begin with, and he could not have purred even if he had taken lessons at $5 an hour. There were, however, good reason for this, too. Firstly, it was not a he it was a she. Secondly, she had been dead for two years and only because she was stuffed so nicely did I keep her. Thirdly, she could positively not have sat on a chair near by, simply because there was only one chair in the place and I was on it. Fourthly, dogs, especially dead dogs, are not known to dream about appetizing canary birds. Then, too, the windows could not have rattled in the storm where I was, for my wireless station is in the cellar and that cellar has no windows whatsoever. As for the trees moaning or not moaning I explained above that my people were engaged in cactus farming. There are no trees on the farm, and cactus does positively not moan in a storm. It squeaks. Now that you understand the situation fully I will proceed. It was after 12 o'clock midnight on a cold winter night. My new, loud talking telephone receivers were on my head and I had just lit a fresh pipe. I had been flirting with my vario- selective coupling -balance which was adjusted to a very long wave length- 90,000 meters, if my memory serves me right-and I was just in the act of tuning down to the wave length of F. L.- that's the Paris Eiffel

ph,n. -rcnce which I had seen hut a few sec ,u,h before around my receivers. It seemed to me as if there was a gigantic searchlight stationed on the bright side of the moon, throwing a colossal shaft of that scarlet light over on the dark side. This shaft of light was not stationary, but it swept rapidly back and forward over the dark face of the moon, illuminating the moon's craters in a wonderful fashion. The phosphorescent light shaft was so long that it went actually clear across the face of the moon and swept out into the space beyond for a considerable distance. It was the most magnificent, inspiring spectacle I had ever witnessed in my life. Suddenly the light vanished for a short period, just as the mysterious party had said it would. I counted to 10. Just as sudden the sweeping light shaft appeared anew brushing the moon's Clark face a few times back and forward as before. The light disappeared again I counted to 10 and it reappeared, going through the identical motions for the third and last time. For a few seconds I stood fascinated probably with my month wide open. Like in a trance, I went down to the wireless. and I still remember while adjusting the 'phones over my head that my teeth were chattering violently and that I had a cold chill which shook me from head to foot. I had scarcely adjusted the 'phones when the high pitched screaming sound was heard again and in a few seconds the voice with the graveyard tone spoke once more: "I trust, my boy, that you will not doubt again Baron Münchhausen's word," here I could distinguish a low chuckle, "but tell me. how did you like my little exhibition ?" "Why, your excellency." I stammered back into the transmitter before me, "I really had no idea of offending you before, the was quiet. whole thing seemed so impossible to me I must have sat dumbfounded for at least a minute before I could recollect my that you can hardly blame me for doubting senses. I took the 'phones off my head your words. However, after seeing your and wiped off the perspiration mechanical- wonderful lunar fireworks I stand ready to believe anything and everything that you ly. I am sure I was dazed. I looked at my hands, moving them back and forth may say. I assure you I will swear by it. before my eyes, but I wasn't certain then But would you be so kind p,, answer me that I was awake. So I took a pin laying the burning question which is uppermost in my mind just now? Am I not correct near by and shoved it in my thigh. I knew in my assumption that your excellency was then that I really was awake. I wanted to horn in 1720 in Hanover, Germany. and think. but I had to laugh outright. Why, the thing was preposterous. Some pracwas buried in 1797 in the same locality ?" tical amateur joker, no doubt, who tried "Most assuredly, my boy, you have stated to get me on the roof and then afterward the facts absolutely correct. As you say. have me the laughing stock of the town. I was buried in 1797, but if you were to "Good stunt! Rather novel idea, ha. ha! open the coffin to -day you would not find a But that sepulchral. earnest voice. bone of Baron Münchhausen. For political that distinct accent, the peculiar intona- reasons it was very desirable for me to tion . could it ?" 'die' in 1797, for if I had not 'died' just My eyes fell on the clock before me. It then they would have hung me dead, no was 12 :55. At that very moment my doubt. So I had a wax replica made of 'phones emitted a loud crackling sound. myself. which looked so much like my like "static" before a thunderstorm. As I dear self that it even deceived my trusted was looking on wondering, the receivers valet, Fritz, who came within an ace of suddenly became enveloped in a scarlet placing me in the coffin while I was sleepphosphorescence, glowing softly like the ing peacefully but soundly in a secret room light in an X -ray tube. in my attic alongside of my wax figure. If I know now that my hair must have I had not sneezed in my sleep they would raised at the sight of the uncanny phe- have buried me undoubtedly and let my nomenon. I recollect that I grabbed my wax replica shift for itself in an uncap and run up the stairs, knocking somefriendly world. While this might have body down as I flew by. pushed the trap been a regrettable accident, it would have open and sank down on the roof almost ex- hardly affected me much. for I am imhausted. Mechanically I pulled out my mortal, as you no doubt know !" A chuckle watch. It was 11:59. I shivered and was discerned by me at this pun. the Baron looked intently at the moon. sailing in a no doubt liking his own little jokes. beautifully clear sky, in which the stars "However, in the absence of Fritz, that sparkled with unusual brilliancy. blunderer Rosskopf, the embalmer, entcrs The moon was half full, the dark half the house very much under the influence being jet black and undistinguishable from of Schnapps and by pure chance finds the the black sky. A clock near by started to secret room. He sees me sleeping soundly strike 1 o'clock. The sound was still and thinks. of course, that I am dead. vibrating in the air when I witnessed a He, being either too lazy or else too drunk, most remarkable phenomenon. The dark I never knew which, he fails entirely to cut pertion of the moon was suddenly faintly me open and to embalm me in the usual illuminated with the same scarlet phos(Contiuned on page 10).

Through my receivers came a very faint, but exceedingly high pitched screaming sound, which became louder and louder each second. While I was still wondering what this unearthly sound could be, I suddenly heard in a faint but clear voice: "After, Yankton, Mass.- 80,000 meters." This sentence was repeated several times. lost no time in starting my 200 K. W. generator, tuned up to 80,000 meters, and yelled into the transmitter in front of mc. "Ship ahoy! This is Alter of Yankton, who's there?" Almost instantly it came: "It is I, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Baron Miinchhauscn At that I almost swallowed my pipe, but just the same, the colossal nerve of that fellow aggravated me. "You confounded liar, stop your joking," I yelled back. "if you have to say anything. say it and be quick about it, foi I am going to bed in a few minutes." "My son," it came back in sepulchral tones, "I am not at all surprised at your astonishment. Rest assured I expected you would doubt my identify. However, I have proofs. It is now 12.50 a. m. terrestrial time. Kindly mount to the top of your roof. You will find it to be a clear night, the moon being half full. Take your watch along and observe the moon carefully. Precisely at 1 a. m. I will illuminate the dark half portion of the moon with a red phosphorescence, three times beginning 1 a. m., each illumination to last five seconds with a 10 second interval between each illumination. After this return to your phones. I have spoken. . The peculiar high pitched screaming sound was heard once more in my receivers. It ran rapidly down the scale, became fainter and fainter -there was a low click in my 'phones and everything 1


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Brandes Wireless Headsets The "SUPERIOR" Type a

ónon rr tiro,? have ei e s s Blue

on .hand. llas alphalwti.ally arranged list

tiou.. L -rchmrt Vessels. Vessels of th[r. S. Navy, It "venue Cutters and Licensed and Culi.-ensed Amateur Stations soil their The most popular head-

to August 1, 1914. The book. of its kind ever published and on yon cannot afford to be without. Size' dsx inches, paper bud, wlto map of ['sited States ',boning all principal radio stations, Lth gvornntent and commereial. Snt preSend now so that aid on reeeipt of lye railing and Is -ing called. u eaa tell who i I

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Made in the same factory and with the same care our more expensive types. Send stamp for our catalogue our headsets.

Wireless Receiver Specialists

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Music In Colors MIEN we go to the theater we have all probably noticed the wonder-

ful effect that different colors play on the total effect produced on us by a certain stage setting or musical number. A new device has been tried recently in Carnegie Hall at New York to give "color music," as it may be termed (see Fig. 1), and a special piece of music was prepared for this device by the composer, Scriabine, and produced as part of the piece,

"Prometheus." The "color organ" instrument has board of 12 colors, red, rosy-orange, yellow, green, pearly blue, "the shimmer of

ously as long as the color notes are being

used. Flcxib:e insulated cables connect to each lamp as seen, and over each tungsten lamp is fitted a color screen. Over this "color organ" is placed a frame about 12 by 15 feet at the front opening. In this frame are placed several pieces of various kinds of fine transparent gauze, which hang slightly in folds. This scheme, combined with the always moving and intermixing bands of color as projected upward, forms a wonderful effect. The keyboard, which is similar to a piano,

moonshine," bright blue, violet, purple, steely, "steely with the glint of metal" and dark red. composer's The dream was to build a palatial theater so ,-ontrived that the audience should be bathed in rhythmical light as it listened to the music. Modest Altschuler, conductor for the Russian Symphony Society, described the effect of t: color music on the new instrument as "intoxicating," and said that

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Blue Green. I -flat Steely Gray. And so on. Various combinations of these colors were made easily possible by the keyboard, which resembled piano keys, and thus it was easy for the player to strike a chord, the same as in Or "nary music. The operation of the keys and lamps is not direct but indirect. i,(, .,rid handlin any heavy currents at tie keyboard. Tè keys when depressed close a direct -cure circuit through corresponding r e I mounted on the central supporting col. shown in tbs.! diagram, Fig. 2. The foot pedals control the intensity of the light and operate an adjustable impedance coil in the 110 -volt alternating- current circuit feeding the moving tungsten lamp band. The lamps were all specially made with concentrated filaments to project the maximum amount of light upward through and on the gauze screens. The lamps were made up for this work A

if the instrument proved to be a valuable accompaniment

board at to an orchestra, scores right. for it could be writ- Fig. i. As Various Notes and Chords Are Played Corresponding Colors Are Pr.niect -.1 Upward Through ten so that it could be Gauze Screens as Shown. Color Organ Is Controlled by Keyboard and Pianist at Right. Fig. z Shows Details. used for other pieces. can be played by any pianist, the musical Simply described, the musical color through the courtesy of the General Elecscheme is worked out as follows: For score being written in regular notes on tric Co. The necessary color screens were every changing mood in the music a dif- ruled paper, the same as any music. Color placed in slides over each lamp reflector, ferent color is taken, as given for a cer- intensity variation is obtained by means of and colored gelatine was largedly used for tain note. etc., and which color also repre- two foot pedals at the base of the keyboard. this work, placing it between two clear sents as near as possible the feeling of the Hence the wonderful range of colors and glass plates. For such colors as red, a tints possible is evident. plain red glass was used. soul, so to speak. The great success of the effect produced We show diagrammatically at Fig. 2 how In laying out this musical color scheme this light effect is managed. This device the composer of "Prometheus" made use with this device was due in great part to was built on short notice under the guidance of an arbitrary color scale, as might be the ingenious arrangement of the gauze of Preston S. Miller, of the Electrical Test- suspected. Remington had previously screens. The most flimsy screens came ing Laboratories, New York, and therefore worked out an equivalent system for this first, then n!xt heavier gauze, etc., ending future installations may be wonderfully purpose, but the new arrangement was as up with a rather stiff and coarse mesh netting. The color effect on the audience improved. Referring to the diagram, a follows, the tone notes being: was quite marvelous indeed, as the differRed. continuous band of high power tungsten C D Yellow. ent, always -changing colors were really lamps are caused to move half way around E Pearly Blue. seen through each other. the belt circuit, and back again continu-

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Baron Münchhausen's New Scientific Adventures By Hugo Gernsback

I Make a name is Ignaz Montmorency Alier. If that don't suit you I suggest I. M. Alier for short. I am a Yankee by birth no doubt you guessed that much. Both my father and mother came over on the Mayflower and settled in Yankton, Mass., where they are engaged at present in cactus and ostrich farming. Ever since I was a little boy my father. for reasons best known to himself, begged of me to be a worshipper of truth, no matter how painful it might prove. I am glad to say that my father's teachings fell on fertile territory. I have never knowingly uttered an untruth. The pursuit of truth since I have grown up has become a mania with me, so much so. in fact, that even an very 'ay exaggeratiu., made ny best of friends Irive me frantic.

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pensive and perhaps more satisfactory. Of course, this argument, quite logical as it was, for the time being discouraged me not a little, but soon I took up my studies five months.) anew and made many important new disThe Ananias Club, Yankton, Mass. coveries. Now that I have thoroughly established As president and founder of the now demy standing I will proceed, and I sincerely funct American Wireless Mouse Trap Co. hope and trust that no one will question I learned a lot about rats and mice and any statements I may be called to make this knowledge even to-day is of high imin these pages. They are the bare, unportance to me. varnished truth in each and every case. The above company, as will be rememIf called upon I will cheerfully swear to bered by many, operated at one time no the truth of any of my statements be- ,less than 80,169,$09 wireless mouse traps all over the country. If we had not been so eminently successful in killing every mouse and rat in the country the company would, no doubt, be still in business. As it is, the American public calls me its greatest livunderstand my ing benefactor for ridiat peculiar state ding the country of these ..d, as far as truth 01 pests, and this alone is is concerned, it will honor enough and canprobably be best undernot but speak well for stood by the average layme. For the benefit of man if I say that truth my young readers who with me is nothing less never saw one of my and nothing more but a wireless mouse traps let sort of sport, hobby me give a brief descripif you wish. I collect tion of same. truthful statements as Each trap was conyou would collect structed like a squirrel stamp s. Particularly The opening to cage. beautiful and original the cage was fashioned examples of truth are in such a manner that a written down by me on mouse or rat could get large white cards. These in it, but not out of it cards are all indexed and of its own accord once classified and kept, verin it. Now, as anyone tically filed in card drawcan readily convince ers. The originator (may himself by trial, mice I say inventor ?) of these and rats are exceedingly truths is, of course. fond of revolving cages. given full credit on these They will travel for cards, so that it is easy miles to get one. It to find in years gone by has a most i powerfuI who made this or that fascination f or them. particular truthful stateThey simply adore it and ment. You will not think go wild about it. I am me immodest if 'I state almost tempted to say in passing that ninethat they go crazy about tenths of the cards conit, for they find it extain my own name as tremely hard to stop originator of original once they start running. the Receiv ers Suddenly Became Enveloped in a Scarlet Phosphorescence, Glowing Softly Like the Light in an XRay Tube. and surprising truths. Upon this great natural Of course, as truth is a law I based my invention. science with me, such a statement cannot fore a notary. (I am a notary myself.) The shaft of the cage was connected to a cause much surprise I realize this fully. As every resident of my home town little dynamo, which was operated at high I would not think of taking up your knows, I own the largest wireless plant in speed as soon as the mouse or rat started valuable time with the above statement the State. I own the only long distance the cage revolving. The dynamo in turn were it not so vitally necessary for me to wireless telephone station in the country. was connected to a little wireless set and fully acquaint you with my character, for this in turn to an aerial wire system on the AN is known, I hold the long distance reasons which will be more apparent later. wireless telephone record of the world. Al- roof of the house. The wireless set was For this reason I also find it quite neces- ready in 1900, when my set was not nearly constructed in such a manner that when sary to give you the following references as perfected as it is to -day, I could talk operated it would send out a call similar any of the below mentioned individuals and around the world and converse freely with to a Western Union call box. In each institutions will be only too glad to vouch myself, the message traveling clear around locality we had a wireless "central" with for my integrity, honesty, as well as ver- the globe. This fact was described at operators. As soon as one of the operators acity.* I could give almost an indefinite length in "The London Scientific Gazette received a call he would look up his call book and see where the call originated. list, but I prefer mentioning only the fol- of 1900." (See Vol. XX, No. 19, page 39.) lowing: It attracted much attention at the time, but This took but a few seconds. A man would Hiram O'Rourke, lawyer, Yankton, Mass. it was declared commercially impractical, then be dispatched immediately to the house (The above defended me in three breach for the reason that it was argued if it in question, where he would brain the of promise suits, as well 'as eight perjury is necessary to build a giant wireless mouse or rat on the spot, single handed, charges of which I was accused.) station at a tremendous expense in order by means of a club. He would next reset Patrick Flanagan, jailkeeper, Yankton, to talk clear around the globe, for the the trap and return to headquarters, giving Mass. sole purpose of listening to one's own a full itemized report of the case. To the not to yourself voice, why talk without my system of killing the 'tin account of the numerous inquiries received the expensive wireless? My critics con- inexperienced rodents might appear rather long winded concerning me I suggest to enclose a 2ct. stamp for your reply when writing. tended that it would be far less ex- and expensive, but it is here where my inMY

ville, Me. Mike Whiffeltree, jai:keeper, Lyreville. Vt. (The latter only knew me intimately for

sight into human nature came to its full bloom and made me famous. Not everybody likes to kill rats and mice. This is particularly true of the feminine humans inhabitating this globe. Why this should be so I do not profess to know absolutely, although I have some vague opinions on the subject, which. however, I would rather keep to myself. Suffice it to say, bipeds in skirts rather employ their time otherwise 'than catching, not to mention, killing rats and mice. What. therefore, I ask was more natural for me than to employ professional ratters and mousers, to perform the disagreeable tasks? At any event, you may be sure, the cornpany was a huge success and many a fair damsel even to -day sends me highly perfumed letters hailing me as the liberator of the fairer sex's arch- enemies. But this brings me away from my story. As I said already. I own the largest wireless telephone station in the country. It is exceedingly well appointed and contains instruments and apparatus of which the greatest living scientists have as yet not the faintest knowledge. This story starts on a bitter cold December night. I could go to some length by writing two or three columns at two cents a word, stating how the wind sang weirdly through my aerial wires on the roof : how the flames of my log fire cast fantastic shadows about the room haw my cat was softly purring on a chair near by, dreaming of some long departed appetizing canary how the windows rattled uncannily in the storm how the trees moaned plaintively outside, and so forth. Thus I could set the scene and prepare you for the story-getting you under tension, as the editor calls it technically. As a plain matter of fact, however, the aerial wires were full of sleet ana therefore could not "sing." furthermore I was glad that they didn't come down, which would have made some music, although not very pleasant music. Then the log fire. too, could not very well have cast fantastic shadows either, nor any other shadows for that matter. because the log fire happened to be a radiator. Instead of casting fantastic shadows, however, it cast a lot of . ink noise about and every now and then made me jump clean out of my chair. Then, also, the cat could not have purred very readily on the chair because it wasn't a cat at all, but a dog to begin with, and he could not have purred even if he had taken lessons at $5 an hour. There were, however, good reason for this, too. Firstly, it was not a he it was a she. Secondly, she had been dead for two years and only because she was stuffed so nicely did I keep her. Thirdly, she could positively not have sat on a chair near by, simply because there was only one chair in the place and I was on it. Fourthly, dogs, especially dead dogs, are not known to dream about appetizing canary birds. Then, too, the windows could not have rattled in the storm where I was, for my wireless station is in the cellar and that cellar has no windows whatsoever. As for the trees moaning or not moaning I explained above that my people were engaged in cactus farming. There are no trees on the farm, and cactus does positively not moan in a storm. It squeaks. Now that you understand the situation fully I will proceed. It was after 12 o'clock midnight on a cold winter night. My new, loud talking telephone receivers were on my head and I had just lit a fresh pipe. I had been flirting with my vario- selective coupling -balance which was adjusted to a very long wave length- 90,000 meters, if my memory serves me right-and I was just in the act of tuning down to the wave length of F. L.- that's the Paris Eiffel

ph,n. -rcnce which I had seen hut a few sec ,u,h before around my receivers. It seemed to me as if there was a gigantic searchlight stationed on the bright side of the moon, throwing a colossal shaft of that scarlet light over on the dark side. This shaft of light was not stationary, but it swept rapidly back and forward over the dark face of the moon, illuminating the moon's craters in a wonderful fashion. The phosphorescent light shaft was so long that it went actually clear across the face of the moon and swept out into the space beyond for a considerable distance. It was the most magnificent, inspiring spectacle I had ever witnessed in my life. Suddenly the light vanished for a short period, just as the mysterious party had said it would. I counted to 10. Just as sudden the sweeping light shaft appeared anew brushing the moon's Clark face a few times back and forward as before. The light disappeared again I counted to 10 and it reappeared, going through the identical motions for the third and last time. For a few seconds I stood fascinated probably with my month wide open. Like in a trance, I went down to the wireless. and I still remember while adjusting the 'phones over my head that my teeth were chattering violently and that I had a cold chill which shook me from head to foot. I had scarcely adjusted the 'phones when the high pitched screaming sound was heard again and in a few seconds the voice with the graveyard tone spoke once more: "I trust, my boy, that you will not doubt again Baron Münchhausen's word," here I could distinguish a low chuckle, "but tell me. how did you like my little exhibition ?" "Why, your excellency." I stammered back into the transmitter before me, "I really had no idea of offending you before, the was quiet. whole thing seemed so impossible to me I must have sat dumbfounded for at least a minute before I could recollect my that you can hardly blame me for doubting senses. I took the 'phones off my head your words. However, after seeing your and wiped off the perspiration mechanical- wonderful lunar fireworks I stand ready to believe anything and everything that you ly. I am sure I was dazed. I looked at my hands, moving them back and forth may say. I assure you I will swear by it. before my eyes, but I wasn't certain then But would you be so kind p,, answer me that I was awake. So I took a pin laying the burning question which is uppermost in my mind just now? Am I not correct near by and shoved it in my thigh. I knew in my assumption that your excellency was then that I really was awake. I wanted to horn in 1720 in Hanover, Germany. and think. but I had to laugh outright. Why, the thing was preposterous. Some pracwas buried in 1797 in the same locality ?" tical amateur joker, no doubt, who tried "Most assuredly, my boy, you have stated to get me on the roof and then afterward the facts absolutely correct. As you say. have me the laughing stock of the town. I was buried in 1797, but if you were to "Good stunt! Rather novel idea, ha. ha! open the coffin to -day you would not find a But that sepulchral. earnest voice. bone of Baron Münchhausen. For political that distinct accent, the peculiar intona- reasons it was very desirable for me to tion . could it ?" 'die' in 1797, for if I had not 'died' just My eyes fell on the clock before me. It then they would have hung me dead, no was 12 :55. At that very moment my doubt. So I had a wax replica made of 'phones emitted a loud crackling sound. myself. which looked so much like my like "static" before a thunderstorm. As I dear self that it even deceived my trusted was looking on wondering, the receivers valet, Fritz, who came within an ace of suddenly became enveloped in a scarlet placing me in the coffin while I was sleepphosphorescence, glowing softly like the ing peacefully but soundly in a secret room light in an X -ray tube. in my attic alongside of my wax figure. If I know now that my hair must have I had not sneezed in my sleep they would raised at the sight of the uncanny phe- have buried me undoubtedly and let my nomenon. I recollect that I grabbed my wax replica shift for itself in an uncap and run up the stairs, knocking somefriendly world. While this might have body down as I flew by. pushed the trap been a regrettable accident, it would have open and sank down on the roof almost ex- hardly affected me much. for I am imhausted. Mechanically I pulled out my mortal, as you no doubt know !" A chuckle watch. It was 11:59. I shivered and was discerned by me at this pun. the Baron looked intently at the moon. sailing in a no doubt liking his own little jokes. beautifully clear sky, in which the stars "However, in the absence of Fritz, that sparkled with unusual brilliancy. blunderer Rosskopf, the embalmer, entcrs The moon was half full, the dark half the house very much under the influence being jet black and undistinguishable from of Schnapps and by pure chance finds the the black sky. A clock near by started to secret room. He sees me sleeping soundly strike 1 o'clock. The sound was still and thinks. of course, that I am dead. vibrating in the air when I witnessed a He, being either too lazy or else too drunk, most remarkable phenomenon. The dark I never knew which, he fails entirely to cut pertion of the moon was suddenly faintly me open and to embalm me in the usual illuminated with the same scarlet phos(Contiuned on page 10).

Through my receivers came a very faint, but exceedingly high pitched screaming sound, which became louder and louder each second. While I was still wondering what this unearthly sound could be, I suddenly heard in a faint but clear voice: "After, Yankton, Mass.- 80,000 meters." This sentence was repeated several times. lost no time in starting my 200 K. W. generator, tuned up to 80,000 meters, and yelled into the transmitter in front of mc. "Ship ahoy! This is Alter of Yankton, who's there?" Almost instantly it came: "It is I, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich Baron Miinchhauscn At that I almost swallowed my pipe, but just the same, the colossal nerve of that fellow aggravated me. "You confounded liar, stop your joking," I yelled back. "if you have to say anything. say it and be quick about it, foi I am going to bed in a few minutes." "My son," it came back in sepulchral tones, "I am not at all surprised at your astonishment. Rest assured I expected you would doubt my identify. However, I have proofs. It is now 12.50 a. m. terrestrial time. Kindly mount to the top of your roof. You will find it to be a clear night, the moon being half full. Take your watch along and observe the moon carefully. Precisely at 1 a. m. I will illuminate the dark half portion of the moon with a red phosphorescence, three times beginning 1 a. m., each illumination to last five seconds with a 10 second interval between each illumination. After this return to your phones. I have spoken. . The peculiar high pitched screaming sound was heard once more in my receivers. It ran rapidly down the scale, became fainter and fainter -there was a low click in my 'phones and everything 1


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