Richard Howland was born in Indianapolis, Indiana back in 1889 to John and Emily. During WWI, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps where he advanced through the ranks ending the war as a Major. After the war, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1919 to 1923.
He started working for (RCA) in 1924 before starting his own company in 1930. He invented several things which are still in use to this day. During WWII, he reenlisted in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a Colonel. He was put in charge of radar and communications in Orlando, Florida. So, let’s cut to the chase and let me tell you what some of inventions were.
Richard Howland Ranger invented the wireless photoradioram, a forerunner of today’s fax machine. A photo of President Calvin Coolidge was sent from New York to London in 1924, becoming the first photo reproduced via the transoceanic radio facsimile. His company Rangertone, Inc. invented the NBC chime machine. After WWII, he took the research done by the Germans and developed the first magnetic tape recordings. He died in 1962, in 1997 he was inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. Until tomorrow I wish you success and a happy day