Sunday, May 8, 2011

Electro Importing Company Catalog 20 for 1918

Hugo Gernsback's Electro Importing Company provided thousands of experimenters with their introduction to wireless/radio. Here are some pages from their Catalog 20, published in 1918, courtesy of eBay seller retroetcetera who offered it for sale in 2007.

As always, click on an image to view a larger version of it.


  1. Outstanding piece of Gernsback's life. I've saw only a cover-art before. Thanx for sharing.

  2. Thanks for your comment! I'll have more Gernsback items. Check this page: and the Wikipedia pages on Gernsback, and Experimenter Publishing, for more on Hugo.

  3. Wonderful images of early wireless I've never seen. Thanks for sharing. I think it's important to preserve these works of art as an entire magazine.

  4. If someone who has these catalogs is willing to scan them, I'll publish them as e-books, same as I published the Sears 1922 catalog.

    Until then, we have to take what we can get.