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Amplifier - Australian Broadcasting Commission Hospital Radio Fund, circa 1935 Object Reg. No: SH 850379

Summary:
Used in psychiatric hospital in Victoria, Australia, where it was used as a public speaker system for messages and radio broadcasts. File contains details of the Lord Mayor's 3LO Hospital Radio Fund, which was begun in 1929 by the Australian Broadcasting Company. Made: circa 1929 - 1940, Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1910 - 1950
Description:
Audio amplifier - round metal body painted black. At front is metal latticework of thin, diagonal strips behind which is a frayed fawn-coloured mesh material. Because of tattered nature of mesh cloth, can see inside speaker and to curved wooden panels which encircle whole outer edge. Around latticework lace is a ridged edge of metal, above which, from the central point, is screwed a narrow curved strip of metal with inscription : PROPERTY OF LORD MAYOR - AUST BROADCASTING COMMSM HOSPITAL RADIO FUND. (This strip moves, does not lie flat, as 2nd screw missing). At back are 6 circles of mesh cloth. In centre and bottom edge are 2 small holes, and from latter protrudes a frayed, light-claret coloured electric cord.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 34.00 cm (Height), 29.00 cm (Width), 21.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, radio, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: recreation
Inscriptions: On a thin strip of metal engraved above the speaker - "PROPERTY OF LORD MAYOR - AUST. BROADCASTING COMMSN HOSPITAL RADIO FUND"
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1935
References: Oral History, Year Book for 1930 of the Australian Broadcasting Company.

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