Clippings compiled by electronics collector Douglas M. Perham on the history of wireless telegraphy and radio, particularly
in the Pacific Region.
Douglas M. Perham (1887-1967) was an early wireless experimenter and broadcaster, and a talented technician. His career spanned
the first fifty years of commercial electronics in the West — from his first youthful experiment with a Marconi coherer in
1898 to his retirement from Varian Associates in 1953. In March 1953, Doug, a lifelong collector, joined forces with Connie
Kambish, an avid collector in her own right and creator and curator of the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum south of
San Jose, California.
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