The Loud-Speaking X-mas Tree of 1926


I’m not sure how practical the idea was, either then or now, but the December 1926 issue of Radio News offers this suggestion to turn your Christmas tree into a Loudspeaking Christmas Tree.

According to the accompanying construction article, authored by none other than publisher Hugo Gernsback himself, “a Christmas tree and music are almost synonymous.” For some years, Gernsback had been wondering why the self-evident idea of combining the tree’s scent with a radio has not been more universal.

The idea shown here killed two birds with one stone, by providing not only a base for the tree, but also make the tree musical.

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