Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hugo Gernsback and the Electro Importing Company

A recent immigrant from Luxembourg, Hugo Gernsbacher started a company to import European electrical and radio parts to sell to American enthusiasts. Soon he found himself publishing not just a catalog, but a magazine called MODERN ELECTRICS. Not surprisingly, EIC was a regular advertiser in this magazine. From the April 1910 issue (click to display larger version):

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