Rare Portable Lifeboat Transmitter Receiver, by Marconi Company, c. 1905
Inventory Number: 12924
Date: c. 1905
Maker Details: Signed by Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd.
Inscription: "MARCONI'S WIRELESS / TELEGRAPH CO. LTD. / NO 48185 LONDON" on brass plaque on upper front exterior surface. "MARCONI'S WIRELESS / TELEGRAPH CO LTD / NO 35905 LONDON" on brass plaque on miniature magnetic detector within interior.
Size: 440 x 430 x 360 mm (lid closed)
Other Given Number(s): Christie's 47.
Rare Portable Lifeboat Transmitter Receiver, in polished teak case containing a sliding aerial coil on square frame above a spark transmitter, jigger, spark trembler coil, battery box and hinged front flap. With rare miniature magnetic detector No. 35905 (marked "BAND" and "WIND"), brass and ebonite tuning condenser, and bakelite Morse key. Aerial and earth sockets on top of front exterior; brass key on top surface allows drawer at top of front exterior to pull out.