HERE IS A RARE PHOTO: This is the Radio Room on the Titanic. It was staffed by people from the "Marconi Radio Company" in Italy, not Titanic staff. Why Marconi, and not Tesla ? Tesla invented it. Marconi went to the New York Science Fair right before the turn of the Century (1900), and saw Nicola Tesla demonstrating a Short Wave Radio. He studied it, went back home and built it also. Basically stole it, because Tesla had no Patent on it in Italy. To Marconi's credit, he did the first Cross Atlantic Short Wave Radio communication in 1901. Tesla had not thought of it yet.