Wartime civilian receiver (AC), 1944-1945

Made:
1944-1945 in United Kingdom

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Wartime civilian receiver (AC), made by Wartime Joint Enterprise, British, 1944-1945.

In order to overcome the shortage of broadcast receivers that developed during the Second World War, a collection of British manufacturers came together under the banner of 'Joint Wartime Enterprise', and sponsored by the British Government, to build a 'utility' set for which spare parts would be easily available and could come from any manufacturer. In total, over a quarter of a million sets were produced.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1970-637
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown), paint, pine (wood) and textile
Measurements:
overall (cable not included): 340 mm x 300 mm x 160 mm, 7.12 kg
type:
radio receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by M. J. Fyfe

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