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Receiver Type R1155A, by Air Ministry, c. 1942

Inventory Number: 80256

80256-2t 29505-80256-87758-1t 80256-1t

Date: c. 1942

Maker Details: Signed by Air Ministry.

Inscription: "RECEIVER / TYPE R1155A / REF. NO 10 D/820 / A. M. [AIR MINISTRY LOGO] / SERIAL NO 56593" on metal plaque below tuning dial.

Size: 410 x 230 x 200 mm

Materials: Aluminium, bakelite?, perspex?, steel.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 152.


Receiver Type R1155A in black crinkle-finish aluminium case, with filters fitted to prevent interference from MF transmitters (hence designation model A) and rare post-1942 type tuning dial. Tests revealed original pre-1942 dial was difficult to tune at high altitudes due to the operators' gloves. Receiver includes bakelite? tuning dial with perspex? half-moon multiscale display. Other dials and knobs include those for meter balance, filter, meter amplitude, het. adj., tuning indicator, meter deflection (LOW, HIGH), aural sense (L to R), switch speed, balance (0, AVC, BALANCE, VISUAL, INFINITY), het, volume and wavelength? (18/7.5, 7.5/3.0, 1500/600, 500/200, 200/75). Receiver also includes plugs from transmitter and loop aerial, and to visual indicator. With steel handles on front vertical surface. Previously catalogued with Coil For Receiver Type R1155A (Inv. Num. 87758), Direction-Finding Coil For Receiver Type R1155A (Inv. Num. 29505).

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