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Crystal Set - Amateur Construction, Date Unknown Object Reg. No: ST 028235

Crystal set, made by the donor.

The crystal set is still the simplest form of receiver for the reception of broadcast speech and music and were very popular in the 1930s as a much cheaper alternative to the relatively expensive valve radios, the downside was that headphones had to be used.

The set was donated to the Museum in 1972.
Made using original terminals in the style of original sets. Inductively tuned galena crystal. Headphones used were 2000 OHMS.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Albury Cavill, 1972
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: crystal sets, radio receivers
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers

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