Low power transportable radio transmitter in teak case, 1920-1930

Display Location:
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Broadcast
Made:
1920-1930 in Tunbridge Wells

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Low power transportable radio transmitter in teak case, complete with hand-driven generator, c. 1924. Three quarter
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Low power transportable radio transmitter in teak case, complete with hand-driven generator, c. 1924. Detail view of
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Low power transportable radio transmitter in teak case, complete with hand-driven generator, made by G E Mortley-Sprague and Company, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, 1920-1930.

This chunky radio transmitter was intended to be portable and came with a carrying handle. It has a hand driven generator, along with a carry handle, all within a contained wooden case, meaning that it could be moved around more easily than other amateur radio equipment - although at 20KG, this was still no easy feat. It is an example of early radio equipment, used by amateur radio enthusiasts in the UK.

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Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1940-19
Materials:
leather, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified), steel (metal), teak (wood)
Measurements:
overall (open): 550 mm x 400 mm x 880 mm, 20.96 kg
type:
radio receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by W. Howse
status:
Permanent collection

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