Theremin Article from the April, 1935 Issue of "Fortune" Magazine
Recently I've become intrigued with the theremin, the world's first electronic musical instrument. The instrument is named after its inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. RCA began producing theremins commercially in 1929. A small number of RCA theremins are still in existence today, and they are prized by contemporary theremin players.
Earlier this year, a friend of mine was helping clean out the house of his recently-deceased father-in-law. My friend came across a stash of old magazines in remarkably good condition. Among them was an April, 1935 issue of "Fortune" magazine which had a brief article about one of Léon Theremin's business ventures. Here it is. (Click to enlarge.)Copyright © 2014 John D. Polstra. All rights reserved.