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Alois Benjamin Saliger

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Alois Benjamin Saliger (June 30, 1880 – April 1969) was a New York City inventor and businessman. In 1927 he invented the Psycho-Phone.[1]


He was born on June 30, 1880, in Bartošovice v Orlických horách in what is now the Czech Republic to Marie and Frank Saliger.

He was the owner of the Saliger Ship Salvage Company in New York and was charged with stock fraud in 1919.[2]

In 1927 he invented the Psycho-Phone for sleep learning: "It has been proven that natural sleep is identical with hypnotic sleep and that during natural sleep the unconscious mind is most receptive to suggestions."[1][3] He died in April 1969.


  1. ^ a b "The Psycho-Phone". Canadian Antique Phonograph Society. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  2. ^ "Salvaging Syndicate Says No Stocks Have Been Put on Sale". The New York Times. July 18, 1919. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  3. ^ "Psycho-Phone". The New Yorker. 1933. Retrieved 2010-11-18. Well, sir, since 1927, Mr. Saliger has sold more than 2500 Psycho-phones ...