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Righi Oscillator, by Marconi Company, London, 20th Century

Inventory Number: 91607

91607-1t 91607-2t

Date: 20th Century

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

Inscription: "MARCONI'S WIRELESS / TELEGRAPH COMPANY LTD. / LONDON" on plastic? plaque on upper surface of base. "No 14" on celluloid plaque on upper surface of base.

Size: 455 x180 x 300 mm

Materials: Plastic, celluloid, mahogany, brass, ebonite, bakelite

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 176.


Righi Oscillator (or Spark-Gap), with two large brass spheres flanked by two smaller ones, in ebonite frame on mahogany base, with bakelite components. Probably assembled in the 1920s or 1930s for display purposes, possibly using original brass and ebonite components.

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