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Traeger, Alfred Hermann (1895 - 1980)

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Born: 2 August 1895  Dimboola, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 31 July 1980  Rosslyn Park, South Australia, Australia.
Alfred Hermann Traeger designed a transceiver for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. In 1933 he also invented a typewriter Morse keyboard, which was widely used as an accessory to the pedal sets until the advent of radio telephony. He began his engineering career with the Metropolitan Tramways Trust and the Postmaster-General's Department (1915-1923) and later formed his own company Traeger Transceivers Pty Ltd. He worked for John Flynn on Northern Territory radio experiments from 1926 and is commemorated by a sports field, a plaque and the Royal Flying Doctor Service aeroplane at Alice Springs.

Career Highlights

1915Associate Diploma completed at the South Australian School of Mines and Industries
1915 - 1923Metropolitan Tramways Trust and the Postmaster-General's Department
c. 1923Hannan Bros Ltd, Adelaide
1944Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

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Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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