Caravan with public address equipment

Made:
1929-1935 in Bedford

Caravan, c. 1935, fitted with public address equipment by Cecil Clarabut, c. 1938,

This caravan was owned by Cecil Clarabut, who was the founding Chairman of the Association of Public Address Engineers, and a pioneer in the public address field. The first outside broadcast was probably by Peter L Jensen and Edwin Pridham in December 1915 with something they called the Magnavox, and in 1919 United States President Woodrow Wilson used a Magnavox system to address a crowd in San Diego. In the twenties the technology started to come over to Britain and was championed by the Marconi Company. In 1925 this technology received massive publicity when King George V used it to address 90,000 people at the opening of the Wembley Exhibition.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1981-1557
type:
caravans and public address systems
credit:
City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Parts

Caravan with Public Address Equipment

Caravan with Public Address Equipment

Caravan, c. 1935, fitted with public address equipment by Cecil Clarabut, c. 1938, owned by Cecil Clarabut who was the founding Chairman of the Association of Public Address Engineers, and a pioneer in the public address field. The first outside broadcast was probably by Peter L Jensen and Edwin Pridham in December 1915 with something they called the Mangavox and by 1919 President Wilson of the United States used a Mangavox system to address a crowd in San Diego. In the twenties the technology started to come over to Britain and was championed by the Marconi Company. In 1925 this technology received massive publicity when King George V used it to address 90,000 people at the opening of the Wembley Exhibition.

Measurements:
overall: 2800 mm x 1920 mm x 4280 mm,
Object Number:
1981-1557/1
type:
caravans
Door key for Caravan with public address equipment

Door key for Caravan with public address equipment

Door key for Caravan with public address equipment, c. 1935, fitted with public address equipment by Cecil Clarabut, c. 1938.

Object Number:
1981-1557/2
type:
key -hardware