Low power transportable radio transmitter in teak case, complete with hand-driven generator, made by G E Mortley-Sprague and Company, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, 1920-1930.
This chunky radio transmitter was intended to be portable and came with a carrying handle. It has a hand driven generator, along with a carry handle, all within a contained wooden case, meaning that it could be moved around more easily than other amateur radio equipment - although at 20KG, this was still no easy feat. It is an example of early radio equipment, used by amateur radio enthusiasts in the UK.
- Radio Communication
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- leather, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified), steel (metal) and teak (wood)
overall (open): 550 mm x 400 mm x 880 mm, 20.96 kg
- radio receiver
- component - object
- Donated by W. Howse
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