Case Files: John J. Carty

Carty, Who Telephones Through the Air. October 2, 1915.

Case File Catalog Summary

John J. Carty was a trailblazer of American telephony. He was awarded the Franklin Medal in 1916 for his involvement in the development of the telephone. Carty made early contributions to large-scale switchboard technology and in describing and eliminating the phenomenon of "cross talk," a kind of interference that plagued early telephone users. The first American transcontinental conversation took place under Carty's leadership as chief engineer of AT&T, as did the first wireless, transoceanic broadcast of the human voice.

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Resource - John J. Carty - Case File Report

Read the Committee on Science and the Arts Report on John J Carty and their recommendation of The Franklin Medal for his work in transmitting speech by electro-magnetic means

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