the world’s largest camera

World’s Largest Camera in 1931

Toronto. In 1931, the USA – never one to boast – announces that it has the “World’s Largest Camera” via the magazine “Science and Invention” in its January 1931 edition.  J G Barry of the American government’s “US Geological Survey” department in Washington DC is shown beside just part of the huge structure.

Thanks to George Dunbar for sharing this tidbit of history with me. Check out the earlier post “electric avenue” to track down this magazine – a retitled version of Electric Experimenter. Like today’s TV networks, the modest amount of editorial content attracted readers and subscribers, so important to its primary audience – the advertisers. Our own journal and newsletter, however DO NOT CARRY COMMERCIAL ADS and as such are 100% editorial content, fully devoted to their subscribers!

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