two-valve short wave radio - telephonic receiver, 1927

Made:
1927 in Walton-on-Thames

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Two-valve, short wave radio - telephonic receiver, made for the Science Museum by Frederick H Walker, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1927

Two-valve, short wave radio-telephonic receiver, made for the Science Museum by Frederick H Walker, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1927.

This radio receiver was built by Frederick H Walker, a sound recording engineer who broadcast using the call sign G4TX. He used a similar set when he became the first amateur radio enthusiast to receive signals from Australia in November 1924. He subsequently wrote to the Science Museum in 1927, offering to build a replica to add to the Museum's collection, which at that point contained no example of amateur short wave radio equipment. In 1977, Mr Walker retested the receiver, and found that is still gave clear results.

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Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1927-125
Materials:
copper (alloy), glass, metal (unknown), paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified), textile, wood (unidentified)
type:
radio receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by F Walker
status:
Permanent collection

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