Lot #2016
Lee de Forest Typed Letter Signed

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Estimate: $800+


TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Lee de Forest Laboratories, Inc. letterhead, February 20, 1943. Letter to George Shanks. In part: "I have always regarded Professor S. F. B. Morse as one of the outstanding pioneers in the electrical art, and particularly in the art of communications. Although I am informed that he was not actually the first to send telegraph signals over a wire, he was unquestionably the first to visualize the commercial possibilities of communication by such means…As a result of Morse's genius, the entire globe was recuced [sic] in diameter in the ratio of months, by steamship transportation of mail, to a few seconds. His contribution to civilization can never be adequately measured." In fine condition, with light edge toning, and three file holes to the left side.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science & Technology and Space Exploration
  • Dates: #588 - Ended July 16, 2020

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