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Horace VanSands Taylor was born in May 28, 1886 8 in Middletown, Connecticut to Franklin H and Sarah L (VanSands) Taylor 2.

Tayor prepared for college at the Hartford High School. In High school he won the 1896 prize for the best Mathematical examination for four years 29. He was also President of the debating team 30. He also was on the negative side of the debate against the Hopkins Debating Club which was on the positive side. The Subject - Resplve: That the disfranchisement of the negroes in the south is unjust 31. His side lost.

At Yale he obtained a High Oration appointment stand and in Freshman year he was a member of the Freshman Union, and for two years of the Yale Union. He won the Barge Mathematical Prize in Sophmore year. He was a member of the Orpheus Society, the New Haven Central Union, and of the Berkeley Association. 8

Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale in 1908 and a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in 1910 and was part of The Scientific Research Society Sigam Xi 2 .He won an Undergraduate Prize and Premiums in 1906 at Yale 4. He also received an honor in Special Studies in Physical Sciences from Yale in 1908 3. He was also voted Windiest in his class 7.

All totaled, Taylor received 9 degrees from colleges and universities including Yale, Harvard, Boston University, UCLA and Sorbonne in Paris. 32

He was married to M Edith Gilg in Pittsburg PA in 1913 and they had one daughter Sarah G 2.

In 1908 he became an Assistant Engineer, Electrical Division, New York Central and Hudson River. He was a Research and Development engineer for Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company from 1910 to 1917. He then became the chief Electrical Engineer of the D & W Fuse Company in Providence, RI form 1917 to 1919. From 1919 on he became the President of the Taylor Service, Co. Providence, RI. He was a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, American Association for the Advancment of Science, and the Providence Engineering Society 2.

In 1924 amd 1925 Taylor was the Editor and contributor to Radio Progress Magazine, published in Providence.

Taylor Service Company, incorporated in 1919 with a capital of $10,000 with Horace listed as President and Treasurer and M E Taylor listed as Secretary. Their service was auto repairing 6.

Directory Listings:
In 1918 he is listed at an electricl engineer at D & W Fuse in Providence 9. The 1919 listing has him listed as an Electricl Engineer 10. He is listed as President of 1206 Broad Street, the location of Taylor Electric Co. 11. In 1922 we see him listed at President of Tqylor Service, Co. 12. There is only a listing for him and his wife in 1923 and their home at 41 Edgewood Ave 13. 1924 agins lists him as President of Taylor Service Co. 14. Him and his wife as being Removed to Providence is what is listed in the 1927 listing 15. In 1928 he is listed as Taylor-Electric Co. and also President and Treasurer of Tayloe Service Co. 16. 1930 simply shows a listing for 146 Verndale St. 17. In 1931 there are two listings in two different directrories. One as Taylor-Electric Co. and also President and Treasurer of Tayloe Service Co. 18 and one for Taylor Service Co., Electric Service plus Taylor Electric Dervice Co. Radio Supplies. 19

1934 is the last time we see Taylot listed as President of Taylor-Electric Service, Co. 20. Then in 1938 21, 1941 22, 1942 23, 1943 24, 1944 25, 1945 26, 1946 27 and 1947 28.

During WWII, Taylor served in the Marines and did research work on walkie-talkies and directional microphones. 32

Horace V Taylor, died December 20, 1963 after boarding a train at Union Station in Providence. 33


Published Articles

You Can Improve Your Aerial--How?
Radio Progress, March 15th, 1924


How To Make Your Ground Better
Radio Progress, April 1st, 1924


Why is a Lightning Arrester ?
Radio Progress, April 15th, 1924


What Happens When Tuning In
Radio Progress, May 1st, 1924


A Real Explanation of the Carrier Wave
Radio Progress, May 15th, 1924


Changing Radio Into Audio Waves
Radio Progress, June 1st, 1924


Why The Detector Makes Music
Radio Progress, June 15th, 1924


Explaining Static Level
Radio Progress, July 15th, 1924


Some Sets Squeal, Some Don't
Radio Progress, August 1st, 1924


Real Reason For The Rheostat
Radio Progress, August 15th, 1924


Judging Jacks For real Reaults
Radio Progress, September 1st, 1924


The Inside Of A Power Speaker
Radio Progress, September 15th, 1924


How And Why Of A Radio Filter
Radio Progress, October 1st, 1924


Coils - Why Some Are Better Than Others
Radio Progress, November 1st, 1924


Variometer or Variocouplsr-Which?
Radio Progress, November 15th, 1924


Using Loop Or Outside Aerial
Radio Progress, December 1st, 1924


The Radio Man Explains Aerials
Radio Progress, January 1st, 1925


Understanding a Hookup
Radio Progress, January 15th, 1925


How To Wire Your Hook-Up
Radio Progress, February 1st, 1925


Have You Met A Volt Or Ampere
Radio Progress, February 15th, 1925


Sharpen Your Single Circuit Set
Radio Progress, March 15th, 1925


Tune Your Set Like a Piano
Radio Progress, April 1st, 1925


The Inside Story of Resonance
Radio Progress, April 15th, 1925


A Selective Honeycomb Hook-Up
Radio Progress, May 1st, 1925


Loops Disturbed By Metal Masses
Radio Progress, June 1st, 1925


Understand the Wire Table
Radio Progress, August 15th, 1925


Watching Your Lightning Arrester
Radio Progress, September 1st, 1925


How Your Grid Leak is Made
Radio Progress, September 15th, 1925


Crystal Cures Birdies at KDKA
Radio Progress, Ovtober 1st, 1925


How Much Wire on Your Tuner
Radio Progress, November 1st, 1925


Throwing A Crystal Into Fifth Speed
Radio Progress, December 1st, 1925




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1 Cemetery Listing

2 Who’s Who in Engineering, 1922-1923

3 History of the Class of 1908, Yale College, 1914

4 Catalogue of Yale University, 1906-1907

6 Providence Business Directory 1926

7 History of the Class of 1908

8 History of the Class of 1908 Yale College Volume 1

9 Providence Directory 1918

10 Cranston Directory 1919

11 Providence Directory 1920

12 Providence Directory 1922

13 Providence Directory 1923

14 Providence Directory 1924

15 For The Year Ending 1927

16 Providence Directory 1928

17 Providence Directory 1930

18 Providence Directory 1931

19 Providence House and Street Directory 1931-1932

20 Providence Directory 1934

21 Providence Directory 1938

22 Providence Directory 1941

23 Providence Directory 1942

24 Providence Directory 1943

25 Providence Directory 1944

26 Providence Directory 1945

27 Providence Directory 1946

28 Providence Directory 1947

29 Quadrennian Catalogue 1904

30 Quadrennian Catalogue 1904

31 Quadrennian Catalogue 1904

32 Providence Journal December 25, 1963

33 Providence Journal December 21, 1963