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Marconi Crystal Receiver Type 16, by Marconi Company, London, 1916

Inventory Number: 63794

63794-2t 63794-1t

Date: 1916

Maker Details: Signed by Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd.

Inscription: "MARCONI'S WIRELESS / TELEGRAPH CO LTD / NO 96103 LONDON" etched on ebonite panel. "MARCONI'S WIRELESS / TELEGRAPH CO LTD / .01 CAPACITY / PATENT NO 15909/09" etched on condenser dial.

Size: 305 x 270 x 130 mm (height excluding dials)

Materials: Ebonite, teak, bakelite, brass, steel?, copper.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 49.


Marconi Balanced Crystal Receiver Type 16 with ebonite panel on teak case with brass wall-hanging brackets. With aerial tuning inductance, two slide type potentiometers, dials for intensifer (scale 0-90) and jigger (transformer) switch (scale 1-3). With sliding condenser for jigger (scale 0-6), two crystal detectors. With .01 capacitance aerial tuning condenser with tuning dial (scale 0-9,SHORT). Condenser tuning dial damaged and cracked. With two brass headphone terminals (marked "TELEPHONE") and three brass battery terminals (marked collectively as "BATTERY" and individually as "+", "0", "-"). Previously associated with Instruction Manuals For Marconi Crystal Receiver Type 16 (Inv. Num. 39535).

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