James Brothers


James Brothers
New York, NY, USA
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James T. Brothers (IRE Associate, 1929; Senior Member, 1945; and Fellow, 1959) was born in New York, New York, on 30 April 1908. he attended the Washington Square College of New York University, and did graduate work at Columbia University, in New York, the City College of New York, and the University of Detroit, in Michigan.

From 1926 to 1927, Brothers worked on component research and development at the Polymet Manufacturing Company, New York, New York. In 1927. he worked for Pilot Radio Company, Brooklyn, New York. The following year (1928) Brothers joined the A. H. Grebe Company, in Richmond Hill, New York, working on ac tubes and receivers. In 1928, he also worked as a consultant on sound on film recording and on electronic equipment for medical purposes and he returned to Pilot Radio and Tube Corporation. While at Pilot he engaged in work on vacuum tube and component design, sound systems, aircraft, automobile, and home entertainment radio and television transmitters and receivers. From 1930 to 1933, Brothers was a consultant to licensees on receiver circuity, tube design, measurement techniques, and evaluations at the RCA Patent Department in New York City. In addition, from 1933 until at least 1962, he was employed by the Philco Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a consultant on component and tube design, evaluation and application, circuitry, and measurement techniques. In 1962, he was also in charge of standards and technical liaison at Philco.

Brothers was a member of numerous government and industrial committees, including Chairman of the Advisory Group on Electronic Parts Working Group on Capacitors, of the Research and Development Board Subpanel on Electro-Mechanical Devices, and of the Electronic Industries Association Safety Committee. In addition, he was a member of the Philadelphia District Council of the American Society for Testing Materials, Chief Technical Advisor and Delegate to the International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee No. 12.