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  • 1907

Company Description

The Wireless Specialty Apparatus Company in Boston was a major manufacturer of commercial and military radio equipment from 1907 until sometime in the 1920's when it was absorbed into the RCA conglomerate. Former AT&T engineer, Greenleaf W. Pickard and two associates founded the Wireless Specialty Apparatus Company to market crystal radio detectors in 1907. The company produced radio receivers for the Navy in 1908. In 1921, at which time it was owned by the United Fruit Company, the company was investigated by the government along with GE, RCA, and others for monopolistic trade practices related to radio apparatus.

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  • Founders:

    Greenleaf W. Pickard
  • Company Address:

    Boston, MA
    United States