“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Palo Alto in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Electronics Research Laboratory

State Historic Landmark 836 image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, November 1, 2006
1. State Historic Landmark 836
Nothing of the original lab exists today.
Inscription. Original site of the laboratory and factory of Federal Telegraph Company, founded in 1909 by Cyril F. Elwell. Here, with two assistants, Dr. Lee de Forest, inventor of the three-element radio vacuum tube, devised in 1911-13 the first vacuum tube amplifier and oscillator. World-wide developments based on this research led to modern radio communication, television, and the electronics age.
Erected 1970 by State Department of Parks & Recreation, Palo Alto Historical Association, City of Palo Alto. (Marker Number 836.)
Location. 37° 26.484′ N, 122° 9.468′ W. Marker is in Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Channing Avenue and Emerson Street on Channing Avenue. Click for map. Maker on concrete base at the southeast corner of intersetion of Channing Ave. & Emerson St. near downtown Palo Alto. Marker is in this post office area: Palo Alto CA 94301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of “Silicon Valley” (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hostess House War and Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hostess House (approx. 0.4 miles away); History of Tower Well (approx. 0.6 miles away); San Francisquito Creek Watershed (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named San Francisquito Creek Watershed (approx. 0.8 miles away); El Palo Alto (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Adams Squire House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palo Alto.
Additional keywords. Pioneer Laboratories, Eletronics
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