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Marconi Crystal Receiver With Valve, by Marconi Company, London, c. 1916

Inventory Number: 99012
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2004-9/86
Brief Description: Marconi Crystal Receiver With Valve, based on a Marconi Crystal Receiver Type 16, with one crystal detector replaced by a four-pin valve-holder. With potentiometer knobs and battery terminals marked 'Crystal' and 'Valve', additional copper switch on side and later knob on top. With bakelite capicitance dial (scale 0-10,SHORT), Inner & Outer Sheath copper terminals, brass telephone terminals, Jigger Switch knob, and Intensifier knob (scale -80,0,80), and nine brass terminals, upon ebonite surface on teak case. This example appears to have been a factory made receiver using a Type 16 chassis, although the usual Aerial Tuning Inductance was never fitted; the company name and serial number (115806) took its place, now partially obscured by the later, unmarked rotating knob.
Primary Inscriptions: "MARCONI'S WIRELESS / TELEGRAPH CO. LTD. / NO. 115806 LONDON" on ebonite surface (under later knob). "MARCONI'S WIRELESS / TELEGRAPH CO. LTD. / .01 CAPACITY / PATENT NO 15909/08" on capicitance dial.
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation.
Collection Group: Marconi Collection
Material(s): Ebonite
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
305 270 130 mm


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