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Detector - A. W. Carr, Radio, 1927 Object Reg. No: ST 016006

Electrolytic detector. Radio component. Made in Australia by A. W. Carr of Ascot Vale, Victoria in 1927 to a 1908 design.

A thin wire is lowered into the cup containing electrolyte, thus creating a rectifying effect for a radio receiver.
Ebonite base with two terminals with central brass cup. A brass pedestal supports a threaded shaft with a knob at one end and a screw grip on the other holding a very fine piece of wire (0.1 mm diameter).
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 94 mm (Height), 87 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: radios, radio detectors
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Radio comes of age in Australia - broadcasting begins, 1922 - 1930
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: receivers
Manufacturer: A, W. Carr, Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, 1927

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