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Edward N. Singer, formerly an engineer in the Bureau of Fire Communications of the New York City Fire Department, was the author of 20th Century Revolutions in Technology (Nova Science Publishers, 1998). More >>

Joseph W. Slade, chairman of the Department of Media Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus, wrote about Hiram Maxim and the machine gun in our Fall 1986 issue. More >>

Patricia Carter Sluby is a former patent examiner and past president of the National Intellectual Property Law Association, an organization founded in 1973 by African American patent attorneys. Sluby has spent years searching the U.S. More >>

Scott S. Smith is a freelance writer in West Hollywood, California. More >>

MONICA M. SMITH is a historian and exhibit specialist at the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. More >>

Terri Peterson Smith is a science writer in Minneapolis. More >>

Fredric Smoler is a professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College. More >>

Richard F. Snow worked 37 years at American Heritage Magazine, serving as Editor-in-Chief for seventeen of them. More >>

ROCKEY SPICER, a retired public relations manager, is currently editor of Hot Line to the Deaf-Blind , a weekly Braille newspaper, and a contributor to the Am More >>

Autumn Stanley is a freelance scholar in Portola Valley, California. She frequently writes on women and technology, as well as on food and wine. More >>

Darwin H. Stapleton is the director of the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York. More >>

MELISSA STEWART is a freelance writerin Marlborough, Massachusetts. More >>

Terry Stocker is a research associate, in anthropology at the University of West Florida. More >>

Herbert B. Stockinger, a native of Atlantic City, lives in Los Angeles and writes on amusement parks, theaters, circuses, and music boxes, among other things. More >>

Matthew J. Stoff is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College. More >>

John F. Stover is the author of many books about transportation, including History of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (Purdue University Press, 1987). More >>

James E. More >>

Jay Stuller is a freelance writer in San Francisco. More >>

Rachel Swaby is the author of Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science — and the World. A freelance journalist, Swaby has written for Runner’s World, Wired, The Atlantic, and other publications.

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Daniel Sweeney is a freelance writer living in Burbank, California. More >>

Earl Swift is a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot whose articles have appeared in PARADE, Popular Mechanics, and other publications. He has been a Fulbright fellow, PEN finalist and five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee. More >>

John Tarkov wrote about the Quebec Bridge in our Spring 1986 issue. More >>

Joel A. Tarr is the Richard S. Caliguiri Professor of Urban and Environmental History and Policy at Carnegie-Mellon University. More >>

Edward Tenner is an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on technology and culture. More >>

BRIDGET MINTZ TESTA worked on the SSCCfrom 1990 to 1993. She is now a freelance technology writer in Houston, Texas. More >>

Thompson, Emily is member for American Heritage site since 2011. More >>

Steven L. Thompson is a historian, pilot, journalist, and former executive editor of Car & Driver and AOPA Pilot Magazines. More >>

Barrett Tillman is a widely recognized authority on air warfare in World War II and the author of more than forty nonfiction and fiction books on military topics, including Clash of the Carriers and Whirlwind. More >>

James E. Tomayko is director of the software engineering program at Carnegie-Mellon University. More >>

Joshua Tompkins writes often for publications, including Popular Science and The New York Times . More >>

Yisela Alvarez Trentini is an Anthropologist + User Experience / Human-Computer Interaction Designer with an interest in emerging technologies, social robotics, and VR/AR.

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Kris Trexler is a two-time Emmy award winning video/film editor, and has been honored with seven Emmy nominations during his long career. More >>

ROBERT S. TRIPP, a retired airline pilot, is still a test pilot and an FAA designated engineering representative. He lives in Washington State and Hawaii. More >>

Richard H. Truly  is a retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot, former astronaut for both the United States Air Force and NASA.

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Peter Tuttle is writing a book about railroads in the West. When he was fourteen, he built a board-for-board scale model of a narrow-gauge gondola. More >>

Diane Zimmerman Umble, who lives in Lancaster, is a Ph.D. candidate at the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania. More >>

Walter G. Vincenti is professor emeritus of aeronautical engineering at the Stanford University School of Industrial Engineering. More >>

JOSEPH E. VOLLMAR, JR., lives in St. Louis. He asks that readers with any information about the model or photographs of it contact this publication.

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Rudi Volti is a professor of sociology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is the author of Society and Technological Change (St. Martins Press, 1988). More >>

Don Walden is returning to studies at the University of Texas at Austin after a career in journalism. More >>

John K. Ward is the graphics manager for LaserGraphics, a printing company, in Lexington, Kentucky. More >>

John R. Ward is a writer and consultant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More >>

Peter D. A. Warwick is a freelance writer in St. Catharines, Ontario. More >>

Bruce Watson is a Contributing Editor of American Heritage and the author of the critically-acclaimed books Freedom SummerSacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders, and The Judgment of Mankind, and Bread and Roses. He wr More >>

Kevin J. Weddle is a lieutenant colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers. More >>

Caroline Western is the Assistant Curator at the Hagley Museum and Library supervising its patent model collection.

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Thomas Wheeler is a businessman, politician, and author. He was the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission during the Obama Administration.

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Michael White has worked in film and television for more than thirty-six years. His career in special and visual effects began in 1976 at Pinewood Studios. More >>

Niles White is a freelance writer in Mesa, Arizona. He recommends Benjamin Holt and Caterpillar Tracks and Combines , by Reynold M. More >>

John H. White, Jr., is senior historian emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution and professor of history and mechanical engineering at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio.

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