"Brownie" Crystal Receiver Set No. 2, c.1925

"Brownie" Crystal Receiver Set No. 2, c.1925 (crystal receiver) "Brownie" Crystal Receiver Set No. 2, c.1925 (crystal receiver) "Brownie" Crystal Receiver Set No. 2, c.1925 (crystal receiver) Crystal wireless set, No

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Crystal wireless set, No
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Crystal wireless set, No. 2 model manufactured by Brownie Wireless Company. No headphones, c. 1924

For many early radio listeners, purchasing a receiver which came with a loudspeaker was prohibitively expensive. Instead, they would listen to programmes through headphones. A crystal radio set was a simple and cheap option. It consisted basically of a tuned circuit and a crystal detector, and had no batteries, the power delivered to its British Thomson-Houston headphones all coming from the transmitter. This radio, model No. 2, was manufactured by the Brownie Wireless Co. of Great Britain Ltd.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1972-446
type:
crystal receiver
credit:
Harris, H.M.