Arnold O. Beckman arranged a banquet for Lee de Forest (seated), at which he and Jonathan Zenneck (standing) met in person for the first time since 1912.
Lee de Forest (1873–1961) was an inventor, most notably of Audion vacuum tubes in the early twentieth century. His serial business ventures included work in radio, telegraphy, telephony, broadcasting, and film.
Jonathan Zenneck (1871–1959) was an electrical engineer whose work included research on cathode-ray tubes, coupled resonant circuits, directive antennas, and electric wave propogation.
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Photo Peuker. “Lee De Forest and Jonathan Zenneck at a Banquet,” 1956. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 1, Folder 18. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/gt54kn67f.
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