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Eric Tigerstedt

The “Thomas Edison of Finland” who, along the way of earning the world’s first talking picture, also greatly improved the vacuum tube, an essential component in electronics. He received a complete of 71 patents during his lengthy career. Viewing a Lumiere brothers’ silent film influenced him to believe just how much better it might be with recorded audio. He miraculously forecasted mobile telephones over 70 years before these were created when, in 1917, he submitted a patent for what he referred to as a “pocket-size folding phone with an extremely thin carbon mike.” A dispute along with his dad triggered him to set off at age group 15. He got Lee DeForest’s vacuum pipe and improved it more than enough to handle audio speakers.

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