Mineral - Radio Detector, Molybdenite, 1910-1920 Object Reg. No: ST 028665

Two pieces of molybdenite, a metallic looking material used in a radio detector. Properties were discovered by George Washington Pierce about 1906. Items are possibly artificial in origin.
Two silvery thin metallic objects and a display board on which one object is mounted and the other has become detached.
Acquisition Information:
Purchase & Subsequent Transfer from Science Museum of Victoria (SMV), 1973
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 3 mm (Width), 26 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Approximate dimensions of larger lump.

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Tagged with: radios, radio detector crystals, molybdenite
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers
Date Used: 1910-1920
References: G. W. Pierce from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._W._Pierce

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