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Accession number 2003-1
Collection Perham Collection of Early Electronics
Catalog Number 2003-1-1143
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1957/ /
Year Range from 1957
Year Range to 1957
Title Douglas Perham and Lee de Forest with 1893 Westinghouse light bulb
Description At a reunion of electronics pioneers in Los Angeles in 1957, Dr. Lee de Forest (right) joins Douglas Perham to look at one of George Westinghouse's early light bulbs. The lamp was given to Perham, then aged six, by Westinghouse at 1893 Chicago's World Fair. Westinghouse urged young Doug to continue his interest both in electronics and in collecting apparatus documenting the evolution of electrical engineering. Perham had worked with de Forest, Herbert Van Etten and C.W. Logwood at Federal Telegraph, Palo Alto, in 1911-1912 as they developed the two devices that made large scale radio transmission possible, the Audion amplifier and the vacuum tube oscillator.

Studio Green & Tillisch
Subjects Light bulbs
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Collectors and collecting -- United States (LCSH)
People de Forest, Lee
Perham, Douglas M.
Westinghouse, George
Print size 10" x 8"
Credit line Perham Collection of Early Electronics