Monday, October 24, 2005

The Wave of the Future

Goods Ordered by Wireless

Waco Times-Herald
July 20, 1911

Waco firms are accustomed to receiving orders in many ways, but one placed here recently with the wholesale department of Sanger Bros. came in a rather unexpected manner, arriving by wireless from A&S Levy, Victoria, ordering a bale of eight ounce duck. The message is now on exhibition in one of the Sanger Bros' show windows.

The message was received at the station in North Waco and delivered to the parties addressed in short order, showing that wireless telegraphy has reached a stage where its commercial value has been satisfactorily demonstrated.

So far as known, Sanger Bros. are the first here to receive a message via wireless for an order of goods.