"I can remember when the first pulsars were discovered. I was able to go and sit down and listen to graduate students talking about what their theories, to explain what pulsars really were."
As far as I know, Gernsback was the first person to formally describe a device using bone conduction to transmit sound; he received a patent in 1924.
Here are the figures that accompanied Gernsback's 1923 patent filing for the Acoustic Apparatus:
See the original patent filing (pdf).
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