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Aerial Adapter - Ducon, circa 1925 Object Reg. No: ST 015022

Summary:
Ducon adapter, enables a radio to use electric light wires as an aerial. The adaptor has two terminals and fits into a screw type lamp socket. One terminal is connected to the live side of the mains via a suitable capacitor and the other is similarly connected to the neutral side.

Made by the Dubilier Condenser & Radio Corp., New York City. Patented in July 1920.
Description:
Rectangular Bakelite-like block with two terminals at one end on opposite sides with Edison screw connector at other end.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 42 mm (Width), 94 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: radios, radio adaptors
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: accessories
Inscriptions: On both sides of block: DUCON / DUBLIER / CONDENSOR & RADIO / CORP / NEW YORK / PAT. JULY 6 1920 / OTHER PATENTS PENDING
Manufacturer: Dubilier Condenser & Radio Corp., New York City, New York State, United States of America, circa 1925

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