Napa in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Napa - Birthplace of the Loudspeaker and the Magnavox Corp.
Peter Jensen and
invention occurred at
1606 F St. in May of 1915.
This statue, unveiled
on May 18, 1985
is the work of Napa
sculptor Franco Vianello
Location. 38° 17.942′ N, 122° 17.162′ W. Marker is in Napa, California, in Napa County. Marker is on First Street west of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Napa CA 94559, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winship Building 1888 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Semorile Building (about 300 feet away); Oberon Saloon (about 400 feet away); Native Sons Hall (about 400 feet away); Napa Courthouse Flag Staff (about 400 feet away); Napa's China Town / Shuck Chan (about 600 feet away); Pfeiffer Building (about 700 feet away); Napa Valley Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Napa.
Also see . . .
1. Ask a Librarian: Magnavox Loudspeaker. The Napa County Historical Society Answers the Question, "Just what is the Magnavox Loudspeaker anyway?"; on the beginnings: ...The first time Edwin Pridham and Peter Jensen tested the loudspeaker, they triggered a deafeningly loud (Submitted on December 7, 2015.)
2. Napa marks the invention of 'The Big Voice' — the loudspeaker. The Napa Valley-Register's article (May 5, 2015) on the centenary of the invention of the loudspeaker: "One hundred years ago this month, inventors Peter L. Jensen and Edwin S. Pridham shocked locals when they blasted their marvelous new creation -- the loudspeaker — across Napa. The planet hasn't been as quiet since. (Submitted on December 7, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 7, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.