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PIONEER

Michael/Miguel Victor VOGLHUT  1874 - 19..

aka Michael Voglhut, Miguel Voglhut, M. Voglhut
nationality
occupation
birth 9 Feb 1874, Budapest, HUNGARY (Austro-Hungarian Monarchy)
baptism 19 May 1898, Inmaculada Concepción, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, ARGENTINA
death .... 19**, ..............
burial
marriage
- in 1908, Berlin
- in .. Oct/Nov/Dec. 1910, St Pancras, Greater London, London (FreeBMD Marriage Index 1837-1983)
Johanna/Anna Dorothy SCHUBERT

b. 17 Mar 1880, Berlin, GERMANY
d. ................

children
  • Amelia

    b. ....., Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
    d. ..............

  • Lia Victoria

    b. .............., Germany
    d. ...............


PARENTS

father Maximo VOGLHUT

b. ..........
d. ..............

mother Amelia Victor ....... .........

b. .........
d. ..............

children
  • Michael/Miguel

    b. 9 Feb 1874, Budapest, Hungary (Austro-Hungarian Monarchy)
    d. 19**, .......


LIFE



Miguel Victor VOGLHUT (34y)
SS "CAP VILANO"
Dep. : 21/26 ? March 1908 Hamburg
Boulogne-Southampton-Coruna-Vigo-Lissabon-Madeira-La Plata
Arr. : ................ La Plata
residence: Buenos Aires



Miguel V. VOGLHUT
SS "CAP BLANCO"
dep,: 19 June 1909, Hamburg
(Boulogne, Southampton, Vigo, Leixoes, Lissabon, Rio de Janeiro, La Plata)
arr.: ....., La Plata



Johanna D. VOGLHUT (34y ; b. 17 Mar <1880>......., Berlin)
+ Lia Victoria VOGLHUT (3y6m ; b. 14 Jan .......)
SS “ROTTERDAM”
Dep.: 6 Jan 1915, Genoa, ITALY
Arr.: 20 Jan 1915, New York


lived until 1915 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
visited USA in 1915 for permanent stay (1198 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, Kings, NY) and stayed until 1920

WW I D.R.C. 1917-1918: 780 Rugby Road, Brooklyn, Kings, NY (dd 12 Sep 1918)
+ Anna Dorothy VOGLHUT


1920 CENSUS, 3 Jan 1920, Brooklyn, Kings, NY:
Miguel VOGLHUT (46y; Budapest, HUNGARY)
Anna D. (39y; b. New York) came in 1915 to USA
- Amelia (19y ; b. Buenos Aires) idem
- Lia V. (8y; b. ....... GERMANY) idem



but paid return visits to Argentina in 1919 and 1920



Miguel Victor VOGLHUT (46y) merchant // citizen Argentina
SS "FREDERIK VIII"
dep.: 23 Sept 1920, Copenhagen, DENMARK
arr.: 4 Oct 1920, New York

AMERICAN ODEON CORPORATION liquidated in 1922 and its Vice-President Miguel Voglhut retired
(source: Talking Machine World of 15 Jan 1922)


NOTES

  • Talking Machine World of 15 Jan 1922


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VOIGHT / VOIGT, Paul Gustavus Adolphus Helmuth {(1901-1981}

PIONEER

Michael/Miguel Victor VOGLHUT  1874 - 19..

aka
nationality
occupation
birth 9 Dec 1901, London
baptism
death 9 Feb 1981, Brighton, Ontario, CANADA
burial
marriage (1)
Ida .........
children

PARENTS

father
mother
marriage
children

LIFE



Paul G. A. H. Voight

Paul Voight, one of the early workers in radio and hi-fi
died on 9th. February, 1 981 , suddenly, of a heart-attack.
(His name was simplified to Voigt at some stage). Mr Voigt
was a reader of this magazine and corresponded with us
irregularly. Perhaps now he is best remembered for his
loudspeakers, of advance design for 50 years ago. Only a
few years ago I heard a couple of them connected to a
modern stereo system and was very surprised to hear how
very well they sounded, still; better than many smaller
modern speakers. He also invented a system of electrical
recording for Edison Bell records which avoided paying a
royalty to Western Electric.

Mrs. Ida Voigt has sent a duplicated sheet with a few
notes on her late husband, which we will copy here.

He was bom in London (England) on 9th. December, I90I.

After elementary education he went on to Dulwich College
and then to London University College where he gained his
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.

One day after his 20th birthday, when still a student, his
first technical article was published in "Wireless World".

In those days, the then editors of "W.W." believed that
his idea of using a vacuum tube for simultaneously ampli-
fy r.f . and a.f. was original. This idea would

halve the then high cost of production. (Such circuits are
now called reflex, but unknown to Paul Voigt, to whom it
was a genuinely original idea, had been invented earlier.)

1922 (until 1933), joined J. E. Hough Ltd., Edison Bell
Works, London, where records and gramophones were made.

He was to help the firm*s radio side. He insisted on a
specific agreement that he would remain owner of patents
based on his own ideas. (Bright young man=*Editor)

He realised that if the recording wax could be engraved
with the accuracy with which the British Broadcasting
Corporation modulated its carrier wave, better records
would result. He invented and/or designed micro-

phones, amplifiers, transformers, cutters, pickups and
monitoring speakers. (A list of his British Patents is
given in the October, 1970, issue of the British Kinema-
tography Sound & T.V. Journal, page 327#) He developed
his monitoring speaker (tractrix horn) for cinema work.

I933 - 1950. Edison Bell having given up business due
to the "recession"; Paul Voigt started his own business,
VOIGT PATENTS LTD., to continue the cinema speaker. He
also developed a high quality domestic comer speaker
and a moving coil pick - up. The outbreak of World War •

II was a terrible set-back from which his Company never
really recovered.

January, 1950, had ideas re the natures of gravity,
electricity, etc.

April, 1950, came to Canada with the object of expanding
the market for his loudspeakers on the North American
continent, leaving the Company operating in England on a

skeleton basis with diaphragm manufacture contracted out.

His venture was unsuccessful.

1950 - i960. In Canada, various activities including
teaching electronics. During holidays and "between" jobs
continued his scientific ideas.

i960 - I969. In Canadian Federal Government Radio Regu-
lations (Anti-interference section). A very satisfactory
part of the time was in the Laboratory, developing test
techniques, apparatus for direction-finding, etc . This

gave him a better understanding of the relationship
between electricity, magnetism and the electro-magnetic
wave, etc.

1970 + + + + Retired. More time available to concentrate
on trying to solve the riddles of the fundamentals.




NOTES

  • The Talking Machine Review No. 63-64, p. 1715 (Autumn 1981)


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