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Introduction

Throughout this History there are references to a variety of sources, some from printed books or journals, some from DVDs and others as online hypertext links, all of which are collected together on this page. Much information has been scanned into the wikis but there are more details available in the content of the many printed publications produced by all divisions and these are listed in the Catalogues and Journals section. 

 

 

Personal family histories  1.  2.

 

An introduction to Sandford Mill in Chelmsford where Marconi material is kept locally

 

Essex Record Office - One of the most interesting parts of the Marconi Company’s history was the Marconi Photographic Section, which took hundreds of pictures over the organisation’s lifetime. These are now stored at the Essex Record Office in Chelmsford and are currently being catalogued - see here

 

The UK Heritage Gateway has a considerable listing of Marconi-related entries - enter "Marconi" in the search engine here

 

Marconi Company Archives

Held in the Bodleian Library and the Museum of Science History at the University of Oxford. 

 

Books

 

 

This is just a short selection - there are many others, particularly covering the early days.

 

Marconi - the man who networked the world - Marc Raboy - 2016 - Oxford University Press

 

Marconi 1939-1945: A War Record - George Godwin - 1946 - Chatto & Windus  

 

 Wireless At Sea: The First 50 Years - H.E.  Hancock - 1960 - MIMCO

 

The History of the Marconi Company - W.J.Baker - 1970 - Methuen (now available as an ebook)

 

Anatomy of a Merger: History of G. E. C., A. E. I. and English Electric - Oliver Marriott, Robert Jones - 1970 - Jonathon Cape  

 

Syntony and Spark: Origins of Radio - George Jeffery Aitken - 1976 -John Wiley & Sons

 

Saga of Marconi Osram Valve: A History of Valve-making - Barry Vyse, George Robert Jessop - 2000 - Vyse

 

Marconi's Atlantic Leap - Gordon Bussey - 2001 - Marconi Communications

 

Signor Marconi's Magic Box: The invention that sparked the radio revolution - Gavin Weightman - new ed. 2004 - HarperCollins

 

There is a whole series written by Tim Wander and available here together with other material

 

Shareholders of the British Broadcasting Company - Lorne Clark - 2010 - BVWS Books 

 

 

Digitised Books - these are available to read or download online or as text or Kindle versions as downloads on the History

 

Guglielmo Marconi - Keith Geddes - Science Museum

 

Origin and development of Wireless telegraphy - G. Marconi

 

My Father Marconi - Degna Marconi - Text - Kindle

 

Marconi My Beloved - Maria Cristina Marconi and Elettra


Marconi, the man and his wireless - Dunlap, Orrin Elmer, 1896 - Text  -  Kindle

 

Marconi Pioneer of Radio - Douglas Coe - Messner - 1943

 

Wireless Over Thirty Years - R.N. Vyvyan. There is also a collection of papers

 

Wireless at Sea - H.E. Hancock - The First Fifty Years - MIMCO - pdf file

 

Manual of the Marconi Institute for training in radio communications and allied vocations (1918?)  -  Text  -  Kindle

 

Note on a Magnetic Detector of Electric Waves, Which Can Be Employed as a Receiver for Space Telegraphy (January 1, 1902) -  Text  -  Kindle

 

The Cat's Whisker - 50 Years of Wireless Design - Jonathan Hill - Oresko Books - 1978   Text

 

Wireless: From Marconi’s Black-Box to the Audion - Sungook Hong 

 

 

The elementary principles of wireless telegraphy (1914) -  Bangay, R. D - The Marconi Press Agency Ltd.- Text  - Kindle

 

The Story of Electricity - John Munro - 1912

 

A compilation of Marconi items held in the British Newspaper Archive

 

 

Other archival information

 

This information was passed over to Sanford Mill in Chelmsford by Peter Farnworth on 29th September 2014

 

 

 

Company Publications 

 

Catalogues and Journals -  this is the major source of material 

 

Guglielmo Marconi Centenary Booklet - a copy was given to all members of staff.

 

Recently another item surfaced - as more information is collected this will be included.

 

 

A brochure produced for the re-formation of the defence capabilities into Marconi Electronics Systems in 1998

 

Master index - currently up to and including the published 1984 company catalogue for all products.  In addition, products from Radar-specific catalogues 1975 to 1979 inclusive are also included.  Compiling this Master index is an on-going activity as and when such catalogues become available.

 

Patents

 

 

Other Related Articles

 

A celebration of the Centenary by IEE

 

Sir Eric Eastwoods Inaugural Address as President of the IEE 

 

Guglielmo Marconi and Early Systems of Wireless Communication - IEE lecture by Roy Simons - Marconi Radar 

 

Lectures on early work   1.   2.

 

A compendium article with significant references

 

GEC Archives - these were lost but have now been recovered in part  

 

UK Broadcast Manufacturers - a paper presented at an IEE Colloquium 1997 - copyright IET 

 

There are a few GEC publications in the Chelmsford archive, for example TOPIC  and GEC Marconi Electronics

 

 

On-line

Marconi Calling - an online resource within the Oxford collection. (Editors note - this has been archived - now available from here )

 

Interesting WW1 and Y

 

This Wikipedia entry includes an extensive set of sources

 

A very comprehensive site referencing early days as part of a town's history

 

A very comprehensive source of UK Radio history

 

A treasure house of historic material - we have included relevant Marconi extracts within the wikis

 

The National Vintage Wireless & Television Museum

 

A miscellany of articles

 

Internet Archive - gives access to a wide range of digitised material including complete books

 

The National Archive - a listing of Marconi sites accessible for reference

 

Grace's Guide to British Industrial History 

 

United States Early Radio History - has some good Marconi items

 
PastReunited - an amazing archive of twentieth century broadcast radio (plus other topics)

 

Whirligig - a radio and television archive

 

Spark Museum

 

Stone Vintage Radio Museum - this is the Marconi section

 

Machrihanish Radio Station

 

Marine Radio Museum

 

Titanic and Nautical Resource Centre

 

 

Thesis

 

University link

 

 

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