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Broadcast Receiver - AWA Mantel, circa 1934 Object Reg. No: ST 029068

Radiolette model 24, mantel receiver, manufactured by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd, released in 1934.
This radio sold for about £14. This item has four valves, it should have 5 valves.

Superheterodyne technology, invented in 1918, enabled the listener to tune a signal precisely and separate it from other signals with similar wavelengths. As more and more stations came on air, tuning with receivers without this technology became more and more difficult due to overlapping station wavelengths, especially at night. The first superheterodyne to be made by AWA, was the model C104, released in 1933.
Repaired speaker transformer, and plate on chassis. Polished timber cabinet. Four valves.
It does not have the correct knobs.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd., 1975
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 218 mm (Height), 260 mm (Width), 153 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: radio 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. 0012406674
Manufacturer: Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd (AWA), Australia, circa 1934

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