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Cady, Walter G. (Walter Guyton), 1874-1974
Oral history interview with Walter Guyton Cady, 1963 August 28 and 29.
Early interest in science; Brown University 1891-1896; Carl Barus; UniversittĖƒ Berlin 1897-1900, thesis work with Emil Warburg; American students in Germany; Wesleyan University 1902-1946. Early American Physical Society meetings, Arthur G. Webster. The piezo electric resonator and the frequency stabilizer, work on Rochelle salt crystals. Lawsuits regarding patent rights; independent inventors versus big corporations. Excerpts of family history, societies, list of outstanding students, list of patents; about Hans Jaffe, Frank Dietz, Frederick Slocum, the Langevin-Curie scandal. Avocations, old violins; disposition of his early apparatus, inventions, diaries; reasons for moving back to Rhode Island. Also prominently mentioned are: Clark, Albert Wallace Hull, Walter Kaufmann, Henry Parker Manning, Albert Abraham Michelson, A. M. Nicolson, Max Planck, Poulsen, Edward Bennett Rosa, Heinrich Rubens, Schwartz, George Wood Vinal; Scott Laboratory, and Western Electric Company.
Prof. of Physics, Wesleyan University. Died 1974.
Barus, Carl, 1856-1935.
Cady, Walter G. (Walter Guyton), 1874-1974
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934.
Dietz, Frank
Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966
Jaffe, Hans H.
Kaufmann, Walter
Langevin, Paul, 1872-1946.
Manning, Henry Parker
Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931
Nicolson, A. M.
Planck, Max, 1858-1947.
Rosa, Edward B. (Edward Bennett), 1861-1921.
Rubens, Heinrich
Slocum, Frederick
Vinal, George Wood
Warburg, Emil Gabriel, 1846-1931.
Webster, Arthur Gordon, 1863-1923.
American Physical Society.
Brown University.
Humboldt-UniversittĖƒ zu Berlin
Scott Laboratory
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.).
Western Electric Company.
Electric resonators.
Frequency stability.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Piezoelectric devices.
Rochelle salt.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
King, W. James. interviewer.
Lindsay, Robert Bruce, 1900- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA