Radio: RCA to Princeton

In 1919 RCA began to investigate radio reception in a tent at Riverhead, L. I. Its facilities then were as clumsy as the rickety Ford the technicians used to get from home to work.

Fat, flush and 21 with NBC tucked in its corporate back pocket, RCA is still inquisitive. Spotted along the eastern seaboard are eight of its laboratories, where 600 engineers try to improve radio's present, dope out its future. Equipped to examine everything from a $9 receiver to the most complicated electronic devices, the research units are the best in existence....

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