On this page you will find some of the Reference material used during the research for the book :

'The Inventor of Stereo: The Life and Works of Alan Dower Blumlein', by Robert Charles Alexander,

ISBN 0-240-51628-1 Publ. Focal Press, August 1999.

Also listed are Links to related sites which I found useful and interesting during my research and which hopefully, you will also.

In addition, Alan Blumlein's work has been split into three catagories for easy navigation: Stereo, Television & Radar.


"A Brief Chronological History of EMI", EMI100 publication, Web edition, 1997

"A Guide To Events In Telecommunications History", British Telecom Archives and Historical Information Centre Publication, August 1991, Issue 1, pp3-51

"A Palace for the People - The Story of Alexandra Palace", 1998, KLA Film and Video Communication

Abramson, A.: "The History Of Television, 1880 to 1941", 1987, pp1-256

Alexander, R. C.:"Alan Blumlein - The Audio Patents", Audio Media, March-June 1997, Vol. 7, Nos.76-79, Pt.1, pp168-176; Pt.2, pp142-147; Pt.3, pp128-132, Pt.4, pp102-109

Annett, W.: "John Logie Baird", Jones Telecommunications and Multimedia Encyclopaedia, Web edition, 1998

Ardenne, M. von.: "Cathode-Ray Television", Wireless Magazine, September 1931, pp158-161

Ariadne, Letters Page, New Scientist, 26 May 1977, p517

Ariadne, Letters Page, New Scientist, 22 September 1977, p776

Ashbridge, N.: "Broadcasting And Television", J. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1939, Vol. 84, pp380-387

Atherton, W. A.: "Pioneers - 14. Alan Dower Blumlein (1903-1942): the Edison of electronics", Electronic & Wireless World, February 1988, pp184-186

Baird, J. L.: "An Account Of Some Experiments In Television", The Wireless World and Radio Review, Vol. 14, 7 May 1924, pp153-155

Baird. M. H. I.: "Eye of the World: John Logie Baird and Television - Part Two", Kinema, Web edition, Fall 1996 Baldock, R. N.: Letters To The Editor, J. Royal Television Society, July/August 1971, Vol. 13, No. 10, p27

Baldock, R. N.: "Quantities and qualities", Letters Page, Wireless World, September 1973, p451

Baldwin, N.: "Edison: Inventing The Century", 1995, pp200-246

Benzimra, B. J.: "A. D. Blumlein - an electronics genius", Electronics & Power, June 1967, pp218-224

Bidwell, S.: "Telegraphic Photography And Electric Vision", Nature, Vol. 78, 4 June 1908, pp105-106

Birkinshaw, D. C., McGee, J. D., White, E. L. C., Nind, E. A., Coulson, J., Clifford, P. M., Bedford, L. H.: "The work of Alan Blumlein", J. British Kinematography Sound and Television, July 1968, Vol. 50, No. 7, pp206-218

Birkinshaw, D. C.: "The Birth of Modern Television", J. Royal Television Society, Nov/Dec 1971, Vol. 13, No. 12, pp32-37

Blake. T.: "Visioneer - John Logie Baird and Mechanical Television", Web edition, 1998

Blumlein, A. D., Browne, C. O., Davis, N. E., and Green, E.: "The Marconi-EMI television system", J. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1938, Vol. 83, pp758-801

"Blumlein Commemorated", IEE News, July 1977, p16

Boltz, C. L.: "An Unsung British Genius", Spectrum, Science Unit - Central Office of Information, October 1977, No. 151, pp15-16

"Bombing 'eye' device that helped win air war", Royal Air Force News, 1 March 1975, p2

"Bomber crash recalled", Monmouthshire Beacon, 2 June 1994, p3

Borwick, J.: "Basic Blumlein", Microphones - Technology And Technique, 1990, Ch. 5.2, pp118-123

Borwick, J.: "Microphones", Newnes Audio & Hi-Fi Handbook, Second Edition, 1993, Ch. 2, pp29-56

Bowen, E. G.: "Radar Days", 1987, pp1-46, pp83-170, pp209-214

Brettingham, L.: "Royal Air Force Beam Benders, No.80 (Signals) Wing, 1940-1945", 1997, pp9-26, pp71-82

Briggs, G. A.: "Audio Biographies", 1961, pp72-76, pp157-163, pp193-200

"British Patent 291,511", The Illustrated Official Journal (Patents), 25 July 1928, pp3399-3400

"British Patent 323,037", The Illustrated Official Journal (Patents), 12 February 1930, pp7727-7728

"British Patent 334,652", The Illustrated Official Journal (Patents), 29 October 1930, p4528

"British Patent 335,935", The Illustrated Official Journal (Patents), 26 November 1930, pp5017-5018

"British Patent 337,134", The Illustrated Official Journal (Patents), 17 December 1930, p5471

"British Patent 338,588", The Illustrated Official Journal (Patents), 14 January 1931, p6030

Brown, V.: "Service Accident Report No. W-1251", Accidents Investigation Branch, Air Ministry, Gloucester, 1 July 1942 (Limited circulation document, formerly Secret)

Browne, C. O.: "Multi-Channel Television", J. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1932, Vol. 70, pp340-353

Burns, R. W.: "J. L. Baird: success and failure", Proc. Institute Electrical Engineers, Vol. 126, No. 9, September 1979, pp921-928

Burns, R. W.: "Wireless pictures and the Fultograph", Proc. Institute Electrical Engineers, Vol. 128, Pt. A, No. 1, January 1981, pp78-88

Burns, R. W.: "A. D. Blumlein - engineer extraordinary", Engineering Science and Educational Journal, February 1992, pp19-33

Burns, R. W., Lynch, A. C., Lodge, K. R., White, E. L. C., Thrower, K. R., Trim, R. M.: "The life and work of A. D. Blumlein", Engineering Science and Educational Journal, June 1993, pp115-136

Buderi, R.: "The Invention That Changed The World - The story of radar from war to peace", 1996, pp27-97, pp451-478

Buskin, R.: "60 Years of Abbey Road Studios", Audio Media, October 1991, Vol. 2, No.15, pp56-61

Campbell-Swinton, A. A.: "The Possibilities Of Television - with wire and wireless", The Wireless World and Radio Review, Vol. 14, 9 April 1924, Pt.1, pp51-56, 16 April 1924, Pt.2, pp82-84, 23 April 1924, Pt.3, pp114-118

Cave, W.: "The London Television Studio - A Tour in Words and Pictures", Alexandra Palace Television Society, Web edition, 1998

Churchill, W. S.: "The Second World War, The Gathering Storm - Vol. One", 1948, pp3-17, p72, pp99-142, pp341-375

Churchill, W. S.: "The Second World War, Their Finest Hour - Vol. Two", 1948, pp12-16, pp247-265, pp281-300, pp337-352, pp640-644

Churchill, W. S.: "The Second World War, The Grand Alliance - Vol. Three", 1948, pp34-43, pp716-717

Churchill, W. S.: "The Second World War, The Hinge Of Fate - Vol. Four", 1948, pp248-259, pp336-350

Churchill, W. S.: "The Second World War, Closing The Ring - Vol. Five", 1948, pp456-469

Churchill, W. S.: "The Second World War, Triumph And Tragedy - Vol. Six", 1948, pp9-10, pp34-49, pp666-673

Clark, H. A. M., & Vanderlyn, P. B.: "Double-ratio AC bridge with inductively-coupled ratio arms", Proc. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1949, Vol. 96 Pt.III, pp189-202, pp210-213

Clark, H. A. M., Dutton, G. F., Vanderlyn, P. B.: "The 'Stereosonic' Recording And Reproduction System", Proc. Institute of Electrical Engineers, Sept 1957, Vol. 104, Part B, No.17, pp417-432

Cork, E. C., Pawsey, J. L.: "Long Feeds For Transmitting Wide Side-Bands, With Reference To The Alexandra Palace Aerial-Feeder System", J. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1939, Vol. 84, pp448-467

Curran, S.: "Personal memories of Alan Dower Blumlein and the development of H2S radar", Electrotechnology, December 1996/January 1997, pp20-21

Davies, I. F.: "Alan Dower Blumlein 1903-1942", The Cholmeleian, September 1977, pp8-9

"Dedication day at Goodrich Castle", The Ross Gazette, 2 June 1994, p4

"Discussion On 'The London Television Service' And 'The Marconi-E.M.I. Television System'", Mersey And North Wales (Liverpool) Centre, At Liverpool, 28 November 1938, South Midlands Centre, At Birmingham, 5 December 1938, North Midland Centre, At Leeds, 17 January 1939, Western Centre, At Newport, 13 March 1939, J. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1939, Vol. 85, pp271-279

"Early Development Of Metric A.S.V.", "A.S.V. Mark I And A.S.V. Mark II", "Development Of Long Range A.S.V.", "Installations Of A.S.V. Mark II In Anti-U-Boat Aircraft", "Early Development Of Centimetric A.S.V. In The United Kingdom", "Development Of Centimetric A.S.V. In The United Kingdom", "Preparation Of H2S For A.S.V. Role", The Second World War 1939-1945 Royal Air Force, Signals, Volume VI, Radio In Maritime Warfare, Issued By The Air Ministry (A.H.B.), 1954, (Limited circulation document, formerly Secret), Chapters 1-4, 7, 9-10, pp3-37, pp77-89, pp100-135

"Entry into crashed aircraft - The Hampden & The Halifax", The Journal of the Royal Observer Corps Club, November 1942, p460

Fox. B.: "Early Stereo Recordings", Studio Sound, May 1982, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp36-42

Fox, B.: "The Briton who invented electronics", New Scientist, 3 June 1982, pp641-643

Fox, B.: "Alan Blumlein - Where Stereo Began", Hi Fi for Pleasure, January 1984, pp29-37

Fox. B.: "The Missing Life Of Alan Blumlein", Electronics World + Wireless World, November 1990, pp973-976

Fox, B.: "How did Blumlein die?", New Scientist, 27 April 1991, pp62-63

Fox, B.: "Technology", Hi-Fi News & Record Review, August 1991, p19

Fox, B.: "Blumlein - The Forgotten Genius", Everyday Electronics, September 1991, pp576-580

Fox, B.: "Blumlein biography; Churchill tapes authenticity", Studio Sound, October 1991, Vol. 33, No. 10, p78

Fox, B.: "Blumlein Archives Scandal", Everyday with Practical Electronics, September 1995, p700

Fox, B.: "The Blumlein Scandal", Everyday Practical Electronics, July 1996, p559

Garrett, G. R. M., Mumford, A. H.: "The History Of Television", Proc. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1952, Vol. 99, Part 3a, pp25-42

Gay, K.: "Palace On The Hill - A History of Alexandra Palace and Park", 1992, pp26-35

Gayford, M.: "Microphones", Microphone Engineering Handbook, 1994, pp110-114, pp205-209

Gerzon, M. A.: "Applications of Blumlein Shuffling to Stereo Microphone Techniques", J. Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 42, No. 6, June 1994, pp435-453

Gold, A.: "Microphones", Newnes Audio & Hi-Fi Handbook, Second Edition, 1993, Ch. 9, pp332-333

"H2S Mark I", H2S Marks II And III", The Second World War 1939-1945 Royal Air Force, Signals, Volume IV, Aircraft Radio, Issued By The Air Ministry (A.H.B.), 1954, (Limited circulation document, formerly Secret), Chapters 2-3, pp21-69

"Historical Facts on EMI", EMI100 publication, Web edition, 1997

Hills, A. R.: "Eye of the World: John Logie Baird and Television", Kinema, Web edition, Spring 1996

Hope, A.: "Blumlein - A. D. Blumlein (1903-1942)", Hi-Fi News & Record Review, August 1977, Pt. 1, pp57-61

Huber, D. M.: "Microphone Manual - Design and Application", 1988, pp110-111, pp115-117

Ivall, T.: "The First Radio Patent", Electronics World, June 1996, pp461-464

James, E. G., Polgreen, G. R., Warren, G. W.: "Instruments Incorporating Thermionic Valves, And Their Characteristics", J. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1939, Vol. 85, pp242-262, p265 (Blumlein, A. D.: "Discussion Before The Meter And Instrument Section, 6 January 1939")

Jones, P.: "Royal Television Society holds first annual Memorial Lecture to commemorate famous EMI scientist", EMI Electronics News, February 1971, p1

Jones, R. V.: "Scientists at War - Lindemann v Tizard", The Times, Thursday, 6 April 1961, Pt.1 p13; Friday, 7 April 1961, Pt.2 p15; Saturday, 8 April 1961, Pt.3 p9

Jones, R. V.: "Most Secret War", 1978, pp13-20, pp34-52, pp78-110, pp120-185, pp233-249, pp318-331

Kilburn, T., Piggott, L. S.: "Frederic Calland Williams", Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society, 1978, Vol. 24, pp583-590

Kipping, N. V., Blumlein, A. D.: "Introduction To Wireless Theory", Wireless World, Vol. 27, October-December 1925, Pt.1 pp536-538, Pt.2 pp596-597, Pt.3 pp636-638, Pt.4 pp675-678, Pt.5 pp711-713, Pt.6 pp781-782, Pt.7 pp812-814

Latham, C., Stobbs, A.: "Radar - A Wartime Miracle", 1996, pp10-59

Lewis, P.: "The British bomber since 1914", 1974, pp189-191, pp216-219, pp309-313

Lodge, J. A.: "History Of Research Laboratories: 10, Thorn EMI Central Research Laboratories - an anecdotal history", J. Physics Technology, Vol. 18, 1987, pp258-264

Lovell, B.: "Blumlein Crash", New Scientist, 8 December 1977, p659

Lovell, B.: "There's a war on!", New Scientist, Monitor, 21 October 1982, p189

Lovell, B.: "An astonishing strong echo", New Scientist, Forum, 28 October 1982, pp246-247

Lovell, B.: "Turning point of the war", New Scientist, Forum, 4 November 1982, pp315-316

Lovell, B.: "Some bombs in the right place", New Scientist, Forum, 11 November 1982, pp377-378

Lovell, B.: "A tragic crash", New Scientist, Forum, 18 November 1982, p433

Lovell, B.: "Any news, any problems?", New Scientist, Forum, 25 November 1982, pp525-526

Lovell, B.: "Coded 'Scent Spray'", New Scientist, Forum, 2 December 1982, pp595-596

Lovell, B.: "Fishpond, U-boats and peace", New Scientist, Forum, 9 December 1982, pp677-678

Lovell, B.: "Astronomer By Chance", 1991, pp44-104

Lovell, B.: "Echoes of War", 1991, pp1-136

Macnamara, T. C., Birkinshaw, M. A.: "The London Television Service", J. Institute Electrical Engineers, December 1938, Vol. 83, No. 504, pp729-757

Mallett, E., and Blumlein, A. D.: "A new method of high-frequency resistance measurement", J. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1925, Vol. 63, pp397-414

Martin, D.: "Thorn EMI 50 Years Of Radar - EMI at War, 1939-1945 The First Electronic War", Thorn EMI publications, 1985, Ch. 1.1 - 1.9, pp1-17

McGee, J. D.: "Campbell Swinton and Television", Nature, 17 October 1936, Vol. 138, pp674-676

McGee, J. D., Lubszynski, H. G.: "E.M.I. Cathode-Ray Television Transmission Tubes", J. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1939, Vol. 84, pp468-482

McGee, J. D.: "The life and work of Sir Isaac Shoenberg, 1880-1963", J. Royal Television Society, May/June 1971, Vol. 13, No. 9, pp207-216

McLean, D. M.: "The Earliest Known Recording of Broadcast Television", Web edition, 1998

McLean, D. M.: "Phonovision - The First TV Recording Studio?", Web edition, 1998

McLean, D. M.: "The First Commercial TV Recording - 'Major Radiovision' Recording: 1934", Web edition, 1998

Mondey, D.: "British aircraft of World War II", 1982, pp47-56, pp61-67, pp127-131

"One Foot In The Past - Sound Mirrors", 1996, BBC TV

"Pre War Development Trends", The Second World War 1939-1945 Royal Air Force, Signals, Volume III, Aircraft Radio, Issued By The Air Ministry (A.H.B.), 1954, (Limited circulation document, formerly Secret), Chapters 1, pp1-19

Price, A.: "Doubts and Decisions", Instruments Of Darkness, 1966, pp121-124

Preston, S. J.: "The Birth Of A High Definition Television System", J. Television Society, 1953, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp115-125

Randall, J. T.: "The Cavity Magnetron", J. Physical Society, Vol. 58, Pt. 3, 1946, pp246-252

Rapier, B. J.: "Halifax at war", 1987, pp16-35 Ratcliff,

J., Papworth, N.: "Single Camera Stereo Sound", 1992, pp6-19, pp21-28, pp95-117

"Report Of The Television Commission", HMSO, Parliamentary Papers 1933-34, 14 January 1935, Vol. XI, Cmd. 4793, pp921-947

Roberts, N: "Handley Page Hampden & Hereford, Crash Log", 1980, p27

Roberts, R. N.: "The Halifax File", Air Britain (Historical) Limited & The British Aviation Archaeological Council, 1982, pp29-46

Rogers, K., Scroggie. M. G., Kendall, G. P., Graham, G. A.: "The Encyclopaedia Of Radio And Television", 1950, pp13-16, pp17-24, pp31-37, pp78-84, pp97-105, pp204-206, pp355-357, pp365-367, pp441-442, pp486-490, pp505-506, pp589-592, pp612-614

Rose, R.: "A Tribute to Geoffrey Hensby - Great young scientist lost during vital wartime work", DRA News, June 1992, p5

Rose, R.: "Letter to the Editor - Tribute's appearance was excellently timed", DRA News, August 1992, p10

Rose, R.: "Geoffrey Spencer Hensby", Electrotechnology, December 1996/January 1997, pp17-19

Rumsey, F.: "Microphones in stereophonic applications", Microphone Engineering Handbook, 1994, Ch. 9, pp360-367, pp369-372, pp377-397

"School For Secrets", 1946, Rank Film Organisation

Scroggie, M. G.: "The Genius of A. D. Blumlein", Wireless World, September 1960, pp451-456

"Sir Isaac Shoenberg", Obituary, Wireless World, March 1963, Vol. 69, p119

Sleigh, W. H.: "Aircraft For Airborne Radar Development" (unpublished), RSRE Internal Document, Historical Collection TRE H 785, June 1985

Strachan, J.: "The Early History Of Television", The Wireless World and Radio Review, Vol. 14, 11 June 1924, pp305-307

"Television", Nature, Vol. 115, 4 April 1925, pp505-506

"Television Transmissions - Details of the Baird and Marconi-EMI systems", Wireless World, 4 October 1935, pp371-373

"The Life and work of the late Sir Isaac Shoenberg", EMI News, Jan/Feb 1971, No. 76, p1

"The Secret War - To See For A Hundred Miles/Battle Of The Beams", 1977, BBC TV

Thomson, F. P.: "Blumlein", Letters Page, IEE News, June 1972

Thomson, F. P.: "A. D. Blumlein", Letters Page, Wireless World, December 1973, p580

Thurbin, K.: "Sir Isaac Shoenberg 1880-1963", EMI, February 1971, p1

Tucker, J. D.: "Shoenberg", International Broadcast Engineer, May 1972, pp35-38

Turnbull, I. L., Clark, H. A. M.: "The Marconi-E.M.I. Audio-Frequency Equipment At The London Television Service", J. Institute Electrical Engineers, 1939, Vol. 85, pp439-467

Vanderlyn, P. B.: "In Search Of Blumlein: The Inventor Incognito", J. Audio Engineering Society, September 1978, Vol. 26, No. 9, pp660-670

Virgo. R.: "Unsung - the boffin whose flying radar helped to save Britain during the war", Headline, October 1982, pp6-7

Waddell, P.: "Alan Blumlein", Letters Page, New Scientist, 1 July 1982

Webster, C., Noble, F., Butler, J.(Ed.): "Radar Aids", The History Of The Second World War, The Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany, 1961, Vol. IV, Annexes & Appendices, Section One, pp11-15

Willard, R. A.: "Television Sound Equipment", Thorn-EMI Central Research Laboratories, 1976

Yonge, M.: "Blumlein looking at stereo", Line Up, J. Institute of Broadcast Sound, September 1988, pp51-53






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