J. Gilbert E. Wright

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J. Gilbert E. Wright
Born James Gilbert Ernest Wright
16 January 1883(1883-01-16) [1]
Glasgow, Scotland
Died 14 August 1959 (45) [2]
Schnectady, New York
Alma mater Anderson's Technical College, Glasgow
Workplace(s) General Electric Co.
Affiliations Borderland Sciences (BSRA)
Known for Invention of "Silly Putty"
Spouse(s) Mary Wilson

James Gilbert Ernest Wright (January 16, 1883 - August 14, 1959) was a Scottish-born chemical and electrical engineer, a researcher at General Electric Co., as well as an associate of Borderland Sciences, through which he published his claims to have made telepathic contact with the spirits of Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz, as well as his studies of the Multi-Wave Oscillator and other "borderland" devices.

Selected Bibliography


  1. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), James Gilbert Ernest Wright, 1917-1918; citing Schenectady City no 3, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,818,985.
  2. "New York State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2014), James G Wright, 14 Aug 1959; citing Death, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, New York State Department of Health—Vital Records Section, Albany.