Oakland Tribune, October 20, 1911:
NEW AEON RELAY TO BRIDGE SPACE
Wireless Telephone Soon to Be Common, Thanks to Little Device.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20.--And now it's the aeon relay. A few years from now, the wireless men say, no home will be complete without one.
Within that time, according to the men who are experimenting daily to broaden the usefulness of wireless telegraphy, the wireless telephone will have been perfected, and by means of the little aeon relay you will be able to sit comfortably at home and talk over the common, or land variety of telephone, to your friends or family a thousand miles at sea.
The aeon relay is an instrument devised to reproduce into a telephone transmitter the signals of the wireless telegraph or the spoken word of the wireless telephone. It is technically described as a tube filled with two rarified gases whose specific densities are in absolute balance. The tube is connected electrically with the receiver of the wireless instrument and the land telephone transmitter. The wireless impulses, received in the tube, shatter the balance of the gases and are reproduced into the telephone transmitter.
Successful experiments were made yesterday with the aeon relay. Messages were read with ease from an office telephone, transmitted from a wireless station. Music played into a wireless telephone was caught by a wireless receiver at a distant point, relayed to a San Francisco telephone and heard by a number of persons in various parts of the city, including the house from which the music was being sent.
H. P. Dwyer, a wireless telephone expert, and E. E. Ennis, a wireless telegraph expert, are conducting the experiments with the aeon relay which, they are confident, will go far towards making practicable the use of wireless instruments.