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Mark IIb Radiosonde, by Whiteley Electrical Radio Co Ltd, English, 1960s?

Inventory Number: 89766
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1992-26
Brief Description: A card cylinder painted silver with a removable top that houses electronic components, including three glass painted blubs and a plastic gear with eight arms holding a coil of metal wiring.  On the exterior, there are three card cones painted silver, which are attached by metal wires, and there is a copper alloy frame attached to the main device by blue and yellow wiring.
Primary Inscriptions: "WHITELEY ELECTRICAL RADIO CO LTD | MANSFIELD NOTTS | ENGLAND | [M monogram] | MARK IIb | MET. REF. No.10092" stampted on base of container.
Provenance: Presented by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Collection Group:
Material(s): Plastic
Card
Paint
Copper Alloy
Glass
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
270 195 225 mm

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