Harry Diamond

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Harry Diamond was born in Minsk, Russia back in 1900. In 1908, his family moved to the United States growing up in Quincy, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1922 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He completed his master’s degree in 1925.

He joined the National Bureau of Standards in 1927, heading up the research and development department. He was given a task and within two years he developed a system that is still in use to this day. More on that in a moment. He was also tasked with the development of a proximity fuzes for nonrotating projectiles like bombs, rockets and mortars. He died suddenly when he was 48.

What you may not know about Harry is that he developed a radio beacon system that permitted the first “blind” aircraft landing.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray ah, leave it to an MIT grad....

Sep 19, 2019 03:30 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Many pilots have probably blessed him for it.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Sep 19, 2019 04:24 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - obviously Harry was a very bright man but I do wonder what was the reason for his death at such an early age.  

Sep 19, 2019 04:44 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Quite the aeronautical accomplishment !

Sep 19, 2019 04:48 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

So many great inventions comes out of MIT. What a wonderful contribution that he gave us.

Sep 19, 2019 04:56 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't half understand what this great inventor did, but I can understand how important and significant his inventions were, James. (My grandmother was born in Minsk in 1895. Fortunately, she lived to 90.)

Sep 19, 2019 05:14 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Another brilliant person gone too soon. Sad.

Sep 19, 2019 05:15 AM #7
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Another creative mind you have introduced me to. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Sep 19, 2019 05:20 AM #8
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

We need all the guidance we can get, thanks Harry!

Sep 19, 2019 06:09 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray,

Harry accomplished a lot in his short life.

Sep 19, 2019 06:25 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I don't quite understand a blind landing, does that mean it was done remotely or just that the pilot could not see the runway?

Sep 19, 2019 07:57 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another brilliant invention, and when I think of all the inventors of all kinds of usefulness you have mentioned, I think of how much we take for granted.  A

Sep 19, 2019 09:04 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I will pass this information on to Larry!!!

Sep 19, 2019 10:19 AM #13
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James Dray - today's radar probably hat its start there.

Sep 19, 2019 10:49 AM #14
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing the story of another impressive inventor.  I am amazed how long some of these things we still use have been around.

Sep 19, 2019 06:19 PM #15
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening James Dray ,

OMG...  Harry Diamond was a very talented man and died way too soon!

Sep 19, 2019 06:26 PM #16
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Can you imagine how many Harry Diamond must have saved with his invention James Dray 

Sep 19, 2019 08:44 PM #17
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Nice going Harry Diamond, you did so remarkable in your sojourn here on planet Earth. 

Sep 20, 2019 11:51 PM #18
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

48 is WAY too young, James! I wonder if 'blind landing' is associated with instrument-flying - where you don't need to see where you're going, just use coordinates and the plane's instrument panel?

Sep 22, 2019 08:31 PM #19
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Very interesting, James. I had no idea instrument flying had been 'a thing' for that long!

Happy Monday!

Sep 23, 2019 04:44 AM #20
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