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Broadcast Receiver - Healing, Model 556E Console Model, circa 1936 Object Reg. No: ST 028200

Floor standing radio receiver, console model, manufactured by Healing in Australia, about 1936.

A radio receiver like this took pride of place in the family living room and cost 33 guineas. It used Superheterodyne technology, invented in 1918, enabling the listener to tune a signal precisely and seperate it from other signals with similar wavelenghts. As more and more stations came on the air, tuning of radio without this technology, became more and more difficult, due to overlapping of station wavelenghts, especially at night. This model had six valves and used an Electrodynamic speaker made by Rola.
Mains operated floor standing radio receiver. Valves are: 6K7, 5Y3, 6K7, 6Q7, 6F6, 6B7. Speaker is a 9 Inch Rola Electrodynamic and tuning dial is a large clock type with an additional hand for fine-tuning.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 105 cm (Height), 33 cm (Width), 58 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: radio receivers, television receivers
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers
Inscriptions: Serial No. 556E005.
Model Name/Number: 556E
Manufacturer: Healing Radio, Australia, circa 1936

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