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.
- Radio Communication
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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
- radio receiver
- component - object
- Donated by G. M. Plastow