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Marconi patents the radio

Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for his new invention – the radio – on 2 June 1896. The British and Irish newspapers available online at The British Newspaper Archive reveal just how popular it became. You can explore thousands of adverts for Marconi radios like these, published up until the 1950s. Oh! Why don’t we get a Marconi?   Dover Express – Friday 16 October 1936 Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

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