So often some one comes up with a first to... In 1921... Ford Motor Company through its local state agent Dutee Wilcox Flint and Standard Radio and Electric Company Pawtucket R.I. discussed the experiment of Thomas P. Giblin and the use of a radiophone in his Ford Coupe. The experiment showed that it was possible to communicate from a car up to 150 miles. The transmitter was powered by a separate generator producing 350 VDC. The experiment was interesting to Ford because Ford salesman could communicate with "house" sales managers. Ford also saw an opportunity to entice doctors who were out of office. Of interest to was tracing stolen cars.
"Receiving set Occupies but LITTLE Space"
andy, you beat me to it!!
Yes it is a bit large. Communication devices start large then get small and then increase in size to accommodate more features. The newest smartphone has a space problem when wearing tight jeans.
And if you weren't receiving messages on it you could dry your laundry on the antenna!
Wonder what frequency they broadcasted on?
I bet they had to cut off the T engine before listening!
"Damn kids, always on their Marconis while they should be paying attention to the road..."