Experimental form 1 (Licence to use Wireless Telegraph), 1905

Made:
1905 in United Kingdom
maker:
General Post Office

Buy this image as a print 

Buy

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

License

Buy this image as a print 

Buy

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

License

Buy this image as a print 

Buy

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

License

Buy this image as a print 

Buy

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

License

Buy this image as a print 

Buy

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

License

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Experimental form 1 (Licence to use Wireless Telegraph for Experimental purposes) dated 14 November 1905 and made out to Ernest Dundas Gledall Esq BSc, issued by the General Post Office on behalf of the Postmaster General, British, 1905.

The Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1904 required anyone wishing to use wireless telegraphy for experimental purposes to apply for a licence from the General Post Office (GPO). Applicants had to provide evidence of British nationality, as well as two character references. The earliest experimenters sent and received Morse code by radio, followed later by experimenters transmitting and receiving voice transmissions.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1977-624
type:
form
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Donated by R. Edwards