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Early Small Coherer, by Guglielmo Marconi, Italy, c. 1895

Inventory Number: 98899

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

Date: c. 1895

Maker Details: Made by Guglielmo Marconi.

Inscription: None

Size: 140 mm in overall length

Materials: Glass, elastic, copper?, assorted metals.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 16.


Early Small Coherer, probably Marconi's first coherer. Basic coherer in cylindrical glass tubes, main tube is of thermometer tube-type style with smaller tube attached with elastic wire wrapping. With copper? wire wrapped around middle of longer tube. With another length of thermometer tube.

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