1926 - 1945 room
Radio Brevetti Ducati catches Marconi's wave
In the early 1900s there was great activity in the electro-technical field. At that time, Giuglielmo Marconi was receiving worldwide praise for having invented radiotelegraphy. So Ducati embarked on its epic journey with the radio.
Adriano Cavalieri Ducati patented a short-wave transmitter, with which he could connect to the United States. On 4 July 1926, together with his brothers Bruno and Marcello, he founded the Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati.
The company produced the small Manens condenser, assembled in a private residence with two workers and a secretary.
The success was staggering, and within ten years Ducati was providing thousands of people with work and had opened a large factory in Borgo Panigale. During the war, however, the factory became a target in the Allied bombings and was destroyed on 12 October 1944. From the rubble, the company was built back up as a motorcycle manufacturing firm, marking the start of a new era for Ducati.