who is harry kolbe?
1945: (yeah I'm that old , think experienced) built a cat whisker germanium
crystal radio and a 400 ft. antenna from a scavenged length of telephone
cable, world wide the reception was amazing.
1949: Bronx High School of Science, Westinghouse Science Talent Search
(now Intel) ---- Honorable Mention
1955: received bachelor's degree in zoology (University of Vermont), working
toward graduate degree in bio-chemistry, employed as a research assistant
at Sloan Kettering / Memorial Hospital, became interested in the newly
emerging hi-fi technology, couldn't afford a system, designed and built
my own .
1955: the system caught the attention of the editor of the leading
" how to electronics magazine", asked me to submit articles detailing
the construction of the amplifier and speaker,--- over the next 20 years I turned out more than 100 magazine
articles; with a shift to electronics and writing articles, bio-chemistry
got put on hold.
1955: opened AUDIO WORKSHOP, became the largest hi-fi repair center in the
country,representing, all of the major manufactures including the audio
kit makers:exclusive for Dynaco, Acoustic Research, KLH , Citation ,
Otari, Revox on the east coast.
1968: AUDIO WORKSHOP closed: next 7 years, consultant, designer and author.
1974: S. HAWK LTD. opened, manufactured and marketed the HAWK II, III TONAL
EXSPANDERS and the HAWK I FUZZ/OD . S. Hawk was very successful but due
to internal difficulties closed late '74.