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Crystal Detector - Ebro, Cat's Whisker Type, 1939-1947 Object Reg. No: HT 26209

Summary:
Cat's whisker crystal detector (crystal and wire are missing) and original packaging. Sold for use by home constructors for building crystal sets. This detector would have been used with a crystal.

The date range is approximate and is based on inscription on the packaging, EMERGENCY FINISH, which indicates production during or immediately after World War Two.
Description:
A celluloid cylinder supported with metal brackets mounted on a paper bakelite board. There is a red-tipped handle attached to a shaft inside the cylinder, which can be moved.
Packaging consists of a rectangular cardboard box.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 75 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: radios
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers
Inscriptions: None on detector.
Packaging:
Side: Celluloid Enclosed/Crystal Detector
Side: Buy 'Ebro' Products/All Australian Made
Side: DUST PROOF/EASY ADJUSTMENT
Side: EMERGENCY FINISH
Manufacturer: Ebro Products, Australia, 1939-1947

The date range is approximate and is based on inscription on the packaging, EMERGENCY FINISH, which indicates production during or immediately after World War Two.

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