Mineral - Radio Detector, Rutile, 1910-1920 Object Reg. No: ST 028795

Two pieces of rutile, a crystalline material used in a radio detector. Rutile is mainly Titanium oxide, its properties were discovered by George Washington Pierce about 1906.
Two brownish lumps with a display board on which they had previously been mounted.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Liddy, 1973
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 19 mm (Length), 9 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Approximate dimensions of each lump.

More information

Tagged with: radios, radio detectors, rutile, titanium minerals
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers
Inscriptions: Display board: RUTILE/TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Date Used: 1910-1920
References: G. W. Pierce from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._W._Pierce

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