Item #031440 A Series of Radio Talks By C. F. Kettering (September 12, 1943-September 21, 1946. Charles Francis Kettering.
A Series of Radio Talks By C. F. Kettering (September 12, 1943-September 21, 1946
A Series of Radio Talks By C. F. Kettering (September 12, 1943-September 21, 1946
A Series of Radio Talks By C. F. Kettering (September 12, 1943-September 21, 1946
A Series of Radio Talks By C. F. Kettering (September 12, 1943-September 21, 1946

A Series of Radio Talks By C. F. Kettering (September 12, 1943-September 21, 1946

Detroit; (1943-1946): General Motors Symphony of the Air. Thick Octavo. Item #031440

After transferring to Ohio State University, Kettering had to withdraw because of eye problems. He recovered in 1904 with his degree in electrical engineering. (1943-1946) General Motors sponsored their Symphony of the Air with Arturo Toscanini's direction and Charles F. Kettering's radio talks (138 in this bound volume) which encouraged his radio audience to greater efforts during World War II. His opening introduction shows his admiration for early American inventors and though he never mentions himself, his talks show the wisdom. One of the most remarkable inventors, who from his invention of the electric cash register in 1906 with 23 patents to moving to the automobile industry where he invented the electric self-starter, freon the refrigerant, air-cooled engines, using tetraethyllead to prevent the knocking in the car engines who held 186 patents. Besides being awarded the Franklin Medal (1936), the Hoover Medal (1955), and the IEEE Edison Medal (1958). His invention in 1918 of the "aerial torpedo", nicknamed "the Kettering Bug" is considered the first of its type and led to the development of guided missiles. He was a founder of Delco and head of research at General Motors from 1920 to 1947. A strong association copy with the stamped name of Louis D. Morin who held hundreds of patents on diecasting and molding machines. As a youth, he designed machinery for packaging Crackerjack and vending Coca-Cola. A few titles include: Patience; A Veterinarian "Shoes" the Horseless Carriage; Learning from Nature, Dots and Dashes and more. All bound together in red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, nearly all stories have a center crease which would indicate each part was folded to fit inside an envelope for sending out to customers.

Price: $325.00