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This 28-Wheel Heavy Duty Vehicle Was Designed for One Moving Job

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-02-26T16:30:02.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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A Quick Look at Capturing the First image of a Black Hole Event Horizon

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-04-10T13:07:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
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Porter, John C., diary and photograph

Collection Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943, 1946
Scope and Contents:
John C. Porter was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1924, and grew up in Claremont, New Hampshire and later in Newport, Rhode Island. He developed an early interest in radio, building his own radios and working for a radio and TV business installing antennas. He took and passed the FCC's test to acquire amateur call letters, but Pearl Harbor intervened. Amateur radio use was prohibited, and no call letters were issued for the duration of World War II. He wanted to be a radioman in the Navy, and was accepted.

At the age of eighteen, Porter joined the Navy in Providence, Rhode Island. He was assigned to a new ship being commissioned at Sparrow's Point, in Baltimore, the U.S.S. Severn, which saw service in the Pacific. After the War, Porter worked as a plumber and school custodian in Scituate, Rhode Island. He retired in 1987 and died in 1992.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection / Series 1: Individual Reminiscences
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Communications Satellite, Oscar I

Manufacturer:
Project Oscar, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum
Ferrous Alloy
Non-Magnetic White Metal
Paint
Metallic Tape
Dimensions:
3-D (antenna off): 26.6 × 34 × 24.5cm (10 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 1 3/8 in. × 9 5/8 in.)
3-D (antenna on): 26.6 × 34 × 75.5cm (10 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 1 3/8 in. × 2 ft. 5 3/4 in.)
Type:
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Project Oscar, Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19640011000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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EDAN-URL:
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GPS and camera traps to replace radio antennas in tracking animals on Barro Colorado Island

Creator:
Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 16:03:40 +0000
Topic:
Science  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Insider
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Antenna coupler for Hartley transmitter

Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 7 in x 7 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 17.78 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
Antenna Coupling Unit
Other Terms:
Antenna Coupling Unit; Components; Radio and Television; Radio and Television
Date made:
c1929
Credit Line:
from Peter N. Borsi
ID Number:
EM.334884
Catalog number:
334884
Accession number:
267757
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
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Electrose antenna insulator

Maker:
Electrose Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Object Name:
Insulator, Antenna
antenna insulator
insulator
Other Terms:
Insulator, Antenna; Components; Radio and Television; Radio and Television
Credit Line:
from Paul G. Watson
ID Number:
EM.325485
Catalog number:
325485
Accession number:
252994
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Amrad send-receive switch for radio antenna

Maker:
American Radio & Research Corporation  Search this
Object Name:
Switch, Antenna
radio switch
antenna switch
switch
Other Terms:
Switch, Antenna; Components; Radio and Television; Radio and Television
Credit Line:
from Paul G. Watson
ID Number:
EM.325492
Catalog number:
325492
Accession number:
252994
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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EDAN-URL:
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U.S. Army signal Corps type BG-56A radio antenna in carrying case

Measurements:
closed: 42 in x 4 in x 3 in; 106.68 cm x 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
antenna
ID Number:
EM.317762
Catalog number:
317762
Accession number:
233317
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Grebe type CR-9 radio receiver

Maker:
A. H. Grebe & Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 22 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 57.785 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
radio receiver
receiver, radio
Date made:
ca 1922
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.320948
Catalog number:
320948
Accession number:
241556
Serial number:
CR-9
Patent number:
113149
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Grebe type CR-3A regenerative receiver

Maker:
A. H. Grebe & Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/4 in x 13 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 13.335 cm x 35.2425 cm x 15.875 cm
Object Name:
radio receiver
Date made:
ca 1922
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.321158
Catalog number:
321558
Accession number:
241556
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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NuTone aerial eliminator

Maker:
Nutone Radio Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
antenna accessory
Date made:
ca 1925
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.321923
Catalog number:
321923
Accession number:
241556
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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NuTone aerial eliminator

Maker:
Nutone Radio Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
antenna accessory
Date made:
ca 1925
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.321924
Patent number:
1745715
Catalog number:
321924
Accession number:
241556
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Marconi type 106 radio receiver

Maker:
Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of America  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 21 in x 9 in; 27.94 cm x 53.34 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
radio receiver
Date made:
c 1917
ca 1917
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.320706
Serial number:
516
Catalog number:
320706
Accession number:
241556
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Garod type RAF radio receiver

Maker:
Garod Corporation  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 19 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 49.53 cm x 18.415 cm
Object Name:
radio receiver
Date made:
ca 1923
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.320719
Serial number:
2843
Patent number:
1450080
Catalog number:
320719
Accession number:
241556
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5cd0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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U.S. Army Signal Corps model BC-53A radio tranceiver

Maker:
RCA Corporation  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 in x 14 1/4 in x 6 in; 33.02 cm x 36.195 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
radio receiver
Date made:
ca 1920
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.320721
Catalog number:
320721
Accession number:
241556
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Homemade Reinartz type radio receiver

Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 13 in x 8 in; 20.955 cm x 33.02 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
radio
radio receiver
Date made:
ca 1924
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.320724
Catalog number:
320724
Accession number:
241556
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Clapp-Eastham "Radak" type HR radio receiver

Maker:
Clapp-Eastham Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in x 8 in x 6 in; 23.495 cm x 20.32 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
radio receiver
Date made:
ca 1923
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.320727
Patent number:
1113149
Catalog number:
320727
Accession number:
241556
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5d95-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Wireless Specialty / U.S. Army Signal Corps model BC-144 radio receiver

Maker:
Wireless Specialty Apparatus Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in x 16 1/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 24.13 cm x 41.275 cm x 17.145 cm
Object Name:
radio receiver
Date made:
ca 1928
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.320730
Catalog number:
320730
Accession number:
241556
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5d98-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Paragon model RB-2 radio receiver

Maker:
Adams-Morgan Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 20 1/2 in x 1 in; 20.32 cm x 52.07 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
radio receiver
Date made:
ca 1924
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.320992
Catalog number:
320992
Accession number:
241556
Patent number:
1113149
Serial number:
144
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5aac-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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