November 11, 2015 | Matt Gerchow | Leave a comment Richard H Ranger – Wireless Photoradiogram PioneerRichard H Ranger is an American inventor who has made his imprint in facsimile machines history by being the first one to successfully transmit a photo wirelessly in a transoceanic message.Born in Indiana in 1889, he was interested in electrical engineering and music engineering. Served as Major during the World War I. His photoradiogram machine is a direct precursor to modern fax machines, and in 1924, his invention sucessfully sent a first transoceanic message from New York to London. His design saw commercial use after only two years.His other notable contributions include analyzing German communication and encryption methods after World War 2 and setting the stage for the development of modern magnetic tape recorders. His work has earned him a place in new Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 1997 – a posthumous acknowledgement, as Richard has lived till 1962.Matt GerchowMatt Gerchow is an author, marketer, inventor, husband, father and yoga enthusiast. He enjoys travel to distant lands , fine wine, time with his family and dinner with friends.