Home-constructed Williamson amplifier, c. 1949

Made:
United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown
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Home-constructed Williamson amplifier, c. 1949.
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Home-constructed Williamson amplifier, c. 1949.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Home-constructed Williamson amplifier, c. 1949.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Home-constructed Williamson amplifier, c. 1949

In 1948, vinyl replaced shellac for making gramophone discs, bringing near-silent sound reproduction. As a result, audio buffs needed better-quality amplifiers. This high-fidelity amplifier was designed by the British electronics engineer Theo Williamson. Instructions on how to built it appeared in the technical magazine 'Wireless World'.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1982-1556
Materials:
bakelite, copper (metal), electronic components, fibreboard, glass, iron, plastic (unidentified), steel (metal) and textile
type:
amplifier
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Geddes, W.J.