Selector super portable broadcast receiver, 1925-1930

Made:
1925-1930 in London
Selector super portable broadcast receiver (1927). Whole object. Three quarter view. Grey background. Before Selector super portable broadcast receiver (1927). Detail of ripped fabric before conservation treatment.

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Selector super portable broadcast receiver (1927). Whole object. Three quarter view. Grey background. Before
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Selector super portable broadcast receiver (1927). Detail of ripped fabric before conservation treatment.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
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Selector super portable broadcast receiver, made by Selectors Limited, London, England, 1925-1930

Despite being described and marketed as a portable device, this radio set was still very bulky and heavy.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1968-718
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown), paint, plastic (unidentified), silk and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (door open): 450 mm x 370 mm x 450 mm, 11 kg
overall (everything open): 900 mm x 270 mm x 450 mm,
type:
radio receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by A. L. Irons