Rogers Batteryless Radio, The

In his factory on Chestnut Street, Edward S. "Ted" Rogers Sr., a Toronto radio engineer, devised the first radio that could use alternating current (AC) from a household electrical system rather than batteries. The convenience of the Rogers Batteryless Radio contributed significantly to the popularity of radio as a form of entertainment following its launch in 1925.


Across the street from the site of the Rogers factory, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: City of Toronto (District)

Municipality: City of Toronto