Norman C. Pickering was born on July 9, 1916, and died on November 18, 2015.
He was an engineer, musical instrument designer, inventor and co-founder of the Audio Engineering.
Norman most famous inventions are the modern Pickering cartridge, a high-fidelity, jewel-tipped phonographic cartridge, and the Pickering pickup.
After Norman left the audio technology company he founded, Pickering & Company.
He also developed ultrasound diagnostic techniques.
Norman studied violin acoustics, and constructed 37 violins.
Norman joined the fledgling Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, playing 3 seasons in the horn section, and in 1940, he joined C. G. Conn (now Conn-Selmer), a leading manufacturer of musical instruments in Elkhart, Ind.
In which he helped design instruments, including a Conn model French.
He left behind his: wife Barbara a daughter, Judith Crow; three sons, David, Frederick and Rolf Pickering; two stepsons, Alexander and Boris Goldowsky; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Norman C. Pickering passed away at 99 yrs old due to cancer.