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Tickling the Crystal - Volume 1 by Ian Sanders
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Compiled by long-time authority and enthusiast Ian Sanders, Tickling the Crystal is the most comprehensive work on British commercial and amateur crystal radios, components and early broadcasting ever assembled. Volume 1 contains almost two hundred full-page photographs, many in color, and a wealth of previously unpublished material. It cannot fail to be an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the history of early wireless and should appeal to both the experienced collector and to the novice alike.|
The complete 5 volume set and index (available for sale individually) will remain the benchmark on the subject for many years to come. Each volume is printed on high quality paper and will become a cornerstone of any library of radio communication books.
Photography by Carl Glover.
Printed and published in Great Britain.
Hard cover, 256 pages.
About the Author:
Ian L. Sanders grew up in Harrow, north-west London. His involvement with vintage wireless dates from the early 1970s while studying electrical engineering at Cardiff University, Wales, where he was awarded B.Eng. (first-class honours) and Ph.D. degrees. Moving to the United States in 1977, he has made Northern California’s Silicon Valley his home since 1979. In a career spanning over thirty years, Ian held a number of executive positions in the computer data storage industry, including the founding of a new magnetic disc development and manufacturing company. His work resulted in sixteen patents in the field of magnetic computer memory technology and over sixty technical publications. Since retiring from “hi-tech,” Ian devotes much of his time to the documentation of the history of radio, focusing on the early broadcast period. In addition to the Castle Ridge Press series, he has authored numerous journal articles on various aspects of wireless history, published on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2006, he was the recipient of the British Vintage Wireless Society’s Duncan Neale Award in recognition of his definitive, five-volume series chronicling early British crystal receivers of the 1920s.
Ian is a member of the Antique Wireless Association of the United States and the British Vintage Wireless Society.
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