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Aircraft Wireless Receiver, by Marconi Company, London, c. 1921

Inventory Number: 80281

80281-3t 80281-2t 80281-1t

Date: c. 1921

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

Inscription: "MARCONI'S WIRELESS / TELEGRAPH CO LTD / No 108676 LONDON" printed on interior sloped ebonite surface.

Size: 305 x 240 x 160 mm (maximum extremities of case)

Materials: Teak, nickel, ebonite, bakelite, brass, celluloid, assorted metals.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 142.


Aircraft Wireless Receiver, in teak case with sloping flap forming a desk. With aerial tuning inductance, rack-and-pinion Billi condenser for jigger, potentiometer, two reversible carborundum detectors, short/long wave switch, condenser off/on switch. Assorted controls are made of bakelite and nickel-plated materials, mounted on an interior sloped ebonite panel. With bakelite dial (scale 0-90) on front vertical surface of case. With Aerial and Earth terminals (marked with celluloid plaques) on side exterior surface of case. Previously associated and catalogued with Catalogue For Aircraft Wireless Receiver (Inv. Num. 32919), showing larger version with Aerial Tuning Condenser.

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