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Basket Coils - Unknown Maker, Radio Receiver, circa 1922 Object Reg. No: ST 029338

Two basket coils, one in green wire and the other in brown. Used in radio receivers, basket coils were wound in such a way as to minimise the self-capacitance of the coil. This green wound coil was used in very long wave receivers; the brown was used in long wave. Basket coils were a popular form of inductor in the early 1920s.
Two different sized circular coils, each with a criss-cross winding, clamped by a circumferential strap, which is attached to a red fibre block with one pin and one socket connection. The smaller coil is wound with brown wire and the larger coil is wound with green wire
Acquisition Information:
Purchase (Probable) from Mrs F. Jeffery, 1976
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 95 mm (Width), 131 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions of Part 1, brown wire coil

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Tagged with: radios, induction coils
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: components
Date Manufactured: circa 1922

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