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Crystal Set - Amateur Construction, circa 1925 Reg. No: ST 040138
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||13 cm (Height), 25 cm (Width), 13 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Maker:||Mr Fred Smithson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925|
|Past Owner:||Mr Milton Crompton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
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