(Died: December 17, 1962)
Interests: Tesla Coil Age: 52
Wilbert Brockhouse Smith was born at Lethbridge, Province of Alberta, Canada February 17, 1910. He died December 17, 1962. Mr. Smith obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, in 1993 and 1994. He spent four years with Radio Station CJOR, Vancouver, B.C,., becoming its Chief Engineer...
Wilbert Smith wrote a series of mongraphs which were collected and assembled by his wife and son in 1964. They titled them, The New Science. Those who have studied these writings say they contain the basics - the underlying principles - the "whys" of the Smith Coil. I [Gaston Burridge] find no specifics in them... Mr. Smith did not approve of this Coil being called the Smith Coil. He referred to it as only The Coil, but his name has become attached to its particular winding, and what little appears known about it now carries his name... - Gaston Burridge, "The Smith Coil," Psychic Observer, V35, N5, pp. 410-416 (1979).