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Schenectady Museum Archives
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Schenectady, NY 12308
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Creation of this finding aid was supported by a grant from the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics
Albert Wallace Hull (1880-1966) received his Doctorate in physics from Yale in 1909 and taught at Worcester Polytechnic Institute before leaving in 1913 to join the GE Research Laboratory. He was made assistant director in 1928 and retired in 1950. He did pioneering work in industrial electronics with electron tubes, and is credited with inventing the magnetron and thyratron tubes. He is credited with a total of 94 patents.
Patents, photographs, and certificates relating to his career at GE. Includes photograph album of 1964 dinner attended by GE Research Lab leaders, inlcuding William Coolidge and C. Guy Suits and large photograph album given to Hull highlighting his research career and the GE Research Lab. 1964 photo album on exhibit, 1/02. More items to add from object collections
Six patents issued to Dr. Albert W. Hull between 1921 and
1929. Includes four patents issued in the United States in 1921 for negative
resistance, electron-discharge apparatus, and wireless receiving system. One of
the United States patents was for Hull's magnetron tube. Also included are two
international patents, an Australian patent from 1926 and one from Argentina,
Includes photographs of Albert Hull at the GE Research Laboratory. Also includes large photo album given to Hull at his retirement from the GE Research Lab, and a photo album of a 1964 dinner given in Hull's honor, attended by Research Lab leaders, including William D. Coolidge and Guy Suits.