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Bone Coherer Support Rod, by Marconi Company, England, c. 1900

Inventory Number: 87538

87538-1t 87538-2t 17473-19433-34674-50538-53061-55585-57633-62930-72143-72278-80963-82611-87538-88920-98899-1t

Date: c. 1900

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

Inscription: "M.W.T.CO.LTD. / 21634 / PATENT / MM55" printed along handle of rod.

Size: 95 mm in overall length (excluding end wires)

Materials: Ivory, nickel?, copper, assorted metals.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 18.


Bone Coherer Support Rod, made between February 1900 (foundation of Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd.) and 1905 (latest given date for this set of coherers). In form of small, narrow cylindrical off-white ivory rod with copper connection wires exiting from each end. With nickel-plated? components, including wire wrappings. Previously catalogued with other Bone Coherer Support Rod (Inv. Num. 72278), Pillbox With Spare Parts (Inv. Num. 50538), Cluster Of Six Small Glass Tubes (Inv. Num. 80963), Brass-Tipped Bone Stylus (Inv. Num. 82611), and Assorted Letters Relating To Early Coherers (Inv. Num. 51910).

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