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Crystal Set - Maker Unknown,1920s Object Reg. No: ST 028300

Commercial crystal set, maker unknown.

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. Works with united 100 turn coil.

This particular set cost thirty shillings. It is referred to on page 28 of the 'Listener In' dated 30 April 1927.
Commercially-made set with plug-in coil and Galena detector in black English Morocco case.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 170 mm (Height), 130 mm (Width), 130 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: radio receivers, crystal sets
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Radio comes of age in Australia - broadcasting begins, 1922 - 1930
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers
Inscriptions: AERIAL
Manufacturer: Unknown, 1920-1929

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