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Marconiphone Universal Baby Crystal Receiver with Plug-in Component, by Marconiphone Company, English, c. 1924

preview image for Marconiphone Universal Baby Crystal Receiver with Plug-in Component, by Marconiphone Company, English, c. 1924
Inventory Number: 58056
Object Type: Object
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2004-9/412
Brief Description: Marconiphone Universal Baby Crystal Receiver, mounted on a flat oval plastic base, and variometer tuned. Galena type crystal and cat-whisker in a small dustproof glass cylinder. With four nickel-plated components including four terminals, switch and cylinder lid. With additional plug-in component with Bakelite dial.

This item can be accurately dated to 1923-1924 as BBC logo ("TYPE APPROVED BY POSTMASTER GENERAL") was used from 1st November 1922 until September 1924. Instrument is also signed by Marconiphone Company which was founded in December 1923. Therefore, it is highly likely that instrument was made in 1924.
Primary Inscriptions: "MARCONI [TRADEMARK] / BBC [LOGO] REG NO 4216 / MARCONIPHONE BABY" printed on upper surface of base.
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation.
Collection Group: Marconi Collection
Material(s): Plastic
galena
nickel
steel
Bakelite.
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
90 140 180 mm

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