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Gapp, Sparkington. Sparkington Gapp was created by Percy W. Harris and appeared in six stories in Wireless World from 1915 to 1917, beginning with “Wireless Gardening, or, High-Frequency Horticulture” (Wireless World, July 1915).

Professor Sparkington Gapp is an Unlucky Inventor. He is an aging, bald, full-bearded scientist, “the greatest wireless experimenter living,” whose SCIENCE! creations, from radio-based garden sprinklers to paralytic radio waves, never turn out quite as anticipated.

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