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Aerial Switch Type 272, by Marconi Company, England, Early 20th Century

Inventory Number: 27556

27556-2t 27556-1t

Date: Early 20th Century

Maker Details: Signed by the Marconi International Marine Communication Co. Ltd.

Inscription: "M.I.M.C. Co. Ltd. / TYPE NO. 272 / SERIAL NO. AE223" on metal plaque upon upper exterior surface.

Size: 215 x 165 x 45 mm (plinth height)

Materials: Wood, peak, steel, nickel, porcelain, ebonite.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 110, 861 (white tag), Science Museum Loan 1960-281, 872 (other white tag).


Aerial Switch Type 272, with three positions marked A.N.D., steel Y-form contact arms with painted wooden handle, and white porcelain pillar insulator with loose contact, on painted steel? plinth with teak legs. Used with a short-wave transmitter and direction-finder.

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