Rocky Mountain (Denver) News, October 25, 1920, page 8:
Reynolds Will Devote Time to Inventions and Wireless
Coincidentally with a statement that he is temporarily to give up his practice and devote his entire attention to radio work, in which he has been long interested, Dr. William D. Reynolds yesterday announced an invention which he has perfected. It is a wireless telephone instrument of such compact form, and which can be used with such ease, that he says it should prove a popular household article.
"With this instrument," he said yesterday, "and no more of an aerial than a wire clothesline would afford, one may sit in his home by his fireside in the evening and listen to an opera in New York, or to news in any city in the country. He needs no code. It all comes to his ear. And while the outfit is designed as a receiving instrument, it is also capable of sending messages to a distance of two or three miles, so he could talk with his neighbor without having to wait if the telephone line should be busy.
The instrument is so new that Dr. Reynolds says he has not yet found a name for it. He has one at his home and has been giving concerts by means of it each evening at 7 o'clock. These have been listened to by a number of persons in the city who have wireless telephones. He said he has been surprised to find that some have heard the music from his home.
He and his father, William D. Reynolds, Sr., have formed the Reynolds Radio Specialty company, of which Dr. Reynolds is president and his father secretary and treasurer. It is their intention to erect a shop on the grounds where the Reynolds' home stands, 729 South Prospect street. Dr. Reynolds already has much machinery at his home. The manufacture of this instrument, which has still other scientific uses, and of other instruments, will be carried on, and the firm will also deal in such kinds of radio instruments as are now in use. There has grown up a good demand for these in the Pikes Peak region, and there is now no local dealer handling them.
Dr. Reynolds is one of the older experimenters in wireless, having taken it up as an amateur 10 years ago. He has a powerful wireless station at his home and has given much aid to the boys of the Colorado Springs High School Amateur Wireless association. Last spring he received music from Denver and sent music from his home to that city. He said that the tones are produced almost 100 per cent more clearly than on a phonograph, and predicts that not so many more years will bring about the custom to listen to operas in one's own home as they are sung in theaters, and of receiving the daily news by ear as well as in printed form, it being to the ear what moving pictures have become to the eye.