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Broadcast Receiver - Astor, Mickey Mouse, Model OZ, circa 1933 Object Reg. No: ST 028290

Astor Mickey Mouse mantel radio, model OZ, circa 1933.

The radio sold for 12 guineas. This was the smallest and lightest receiver on the market and was perfect to move from room to room as required. This radio set contained 5 valves.

The Astor Mickey Mouse series of radios were the most famous radios made by Astor and were the biggest selling radios in Australia.
5 Valve mains set (25, 43, 6B7, 6D6, 6A7).
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 19.50 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Width), 27.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: 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
Manufacturer: Astor Radio, Australia, circa 1933


Philip Leahy Posted on 03 Nov 2011 12:27 PM
The photograph of the Astor Model OZ is deplorable quality, as very little detail of the radio can be discerned. Why can't you put up a better photograph of this interesting Australian set?
Discovery Centre Posted on 03 Nov 2011 1:45 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Philip,

Thank you for your comment. Museum Victoria is currently working through the collection, a total of over 16 million objects, with the aim of image capturing all of the objects. Given the enormous variety and number of objects, and the time consuming nature of this task, we felt that it is better to have a photograph than not. This is why the photograph of the Astor Broadcast Receiver is currently poor. We are endeavouring to have such photographs updated in the near future.

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