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Crystal Set - Amateur Construction, circa 1925 Object Reg. No: ST 040138

Summary:
Home made crystal set, circa 1925.

It consists of a wooden box with coil, crystal and single gang variable capacitor, with phone terminals on back of box. Made by Fred Smithson in Melbourne.

The crystal set is still the simplest form of radio receiver for both speech and music. They were very popular in the 1930s as a much cheaper alternative to the more expensive valve radios. However, you could only listen with headphones.
Description:
Consists of a wooden box with coil, crystal and single gang variable capacitor, with phone terminals on back of box. Some wires are loose.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Milton Crompton
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 13 cm (Height), 25 cm (Width), 13 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: crystal sets, radio receivers
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Radio comes of age in Australia - broadcasting begins, 1922 - 1930
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers
Maker: Mr Fred Smithson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925
Past Owner: Mr Milton Crompton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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