Edwin N. Phillips - Collins Radio
?? We need to learn more about him and
1950's Collins Radio Co
We have just come into possession
compilation of material on electronic projects that was put together by an
electrical engineer/inventor/author at Collins Radio Company in the 1950s.
His name was Edwin N. Phillips and I believe may have been from New Jersey
and is now deceased. Mr. Phillips was not only an engineer but he
also received several patents for Collins and authored several papers and
at least one book (details?). After he was at Collins he went to
Northrop in Florida form what some leads direct us.
The collection is in a two hole binder and consists of many photos,
drawings, tables, Collins Radio magazines (Collins Signal and Collins
Column), specification folders and other material from the projects I
presume he was a part of from that time period. Many of the pages
are real photographs with typed descriptions on the back or face.
Others are pages that have been copied from photographs and they too are
carefully and precisely labeled, mainly on the face. Other materials
are foldout drawings, newspaper reprint copies and typed notes and
descriptions. There are over 100 photos and photo copies and most
are full size 8-1/2" x 11". This binder is a unique slice
of the history and innovation of the Collins Radio Company enjoyed in the
1950s and positively fascinating record of his time at Collins
Radio. There is mention of W. W. Salisbury in there but I
suspect Most of Phillips time at Collins was after Salisbury had
left as Director Of Research there.
There was references to Salisbury and a retirement news clipping for
A few Sample photos are here
All Photos C-SMECC
|EDWIN N. PHILLIPS, 84, Marilea Court, Orange City, died
Wednesday, April 18. Mr. Phillips was a retired electrical engineer with
Lockheed Electronics, Orlando. Born in Pittsburgh, he moved to Central
Florida in 1957. He was a senior member of the Institute of Radio
Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Survivors: wife, Jeraldine; daughter, Wendy Freiner, California; brother,
Lee, Venice; sister, Janet, Oakland, Calif. National Cremation Society,
|Edwin N Phillips
||Orange City, FL
||540 Marilea Ct