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Broadcast Receiver - Astor, Mickey Mouse, Model EG, circa 1939 Object Reg. No: ST 028153

Summary:
Astor Mickey Mouse model EG, circa 1939.

This radio is dry battery powered with 1.4 volt valves. It sold for 15 guineas.

It was made for the rural market where there was no 240v power available and was known as "the farmers radio"

The batteries were housed in a metal box of similar size to the radio and this battery pack was plugged into radio.

The dial has black lettering on white background, this denotes a battery model Mickey. The Astor Mickey Mouse series of radios were the most famous radios made by Astor and were the biggest selling radios in Australia.
Description:
The dial has black lettering on white background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Telesonics Pty Ltd, 1971
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 16 cm (Height), 15 cm (Width), 24 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measured by Curator.

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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 1939

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Bruce Gellatly Posted on 28 May 2010 5:05 PM
I have an EG Mickey Mouse,It is missing the dial and needle wondering where to get spares for it.
Discovery Centre Posted on 01 Jun 2010 11:31 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Bruce, Museum Victoria can't recommend commercial services but you could try the Historic Radio Society of Australia, who may be able to put you in contact with someone.
marc Posted on 11 Jul 2011 10:23 PM
hi bruce,
i have some mickey mouse parts including dial and needle if you want to contact me....cheers marc
.................met9@optusnet.com.au

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