1929 DeForest Radio Co Stock Certificate. Very attractive historic radio scripophily certificate with allegorical figures representing this new communictions media. Lee de Forest (1873 - 1961) was the self-described "Father of Radio." He had over 180 patents, but also a tumultuous career—he boasted that he made, then lost, four fortunes. He was also involved in several major patent lawsuits, spent a substantial part of his income on legal bills, and was even tried (and acquitted) for mail fraud. His most famous invention, in 1906, was the three-element "Audion" (triode) vacuum tube, the first practical amplification device. Although De Forest had only a limited understanding of how it worked, it was the foundation of the field of electronics, making possible radio broadcasting, long distance telephone lines, and talking motion pictures, among countless other applications. (Source: Wikipedia) Certificate is in VF+ condition
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