Rexophone crystal set with two pairs of Telefunken headphones (out of three), 1923-1930

Made:
1923-1930 in Germany and London
maker:
Telefunken
and
Morch Brothers Limited
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Rexophone crystal set with, 2 of 3, pairs telefunken head-phones (see note). Rexophone crystal set manufactured by
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Rexophone crystal set with, 2 of 3, pairs telefunken head-phones (see note). Rexophone crystal set manufactured by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rexophone crystal set with, 2 of 3, pairs telefunken head-phones (see note). Rexophone crystal set manufactured by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Rexophone crystal set manufactured by Morch Borthers Limited, London, 1924-1930. Complete with 3 pairs of headphones manufactuered by Telefunken, Germany, 1923-1930. The radio set used tapped inductance tuning and came in a mahogany cabinet with lid, a ‘Xylonite’ control panel available in different colours with imitation marble control knobs and nickel-plated fittings. Gold-plated fittings were supplied for an extra 5/-. It came with terminals for two pairs of headphones and had operating instructions inside the lid. The detector was twin-enclosed cats whiskers / galena detectors with a selector switch on the panel.

The Rexophone crystal set was first on sale from 1923 and was sold by Morch Brothers Limited, 35 Tresham Avenue, London, E5. It was sold for £2 5s 0d including the long-wave coil which could be used to receive the Paris time signals on 2,600 metres.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1971-364/1
Materials:
felt, mahogany, metal (unknown), paint and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
headphones (each): 150 mm x 130 mm x 36 mm,
set closed: 130 mm x 160 mm x 200 mm,
set open: 220 mm x 160 mm x 200 mm, 1.8 kg
type:
radio receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by G. M. Plastow