Sony 'Trinitron' colour television, 1969-1970
Sony 'Trinitron' colour television set, model type KV-1320UB, manufactured by Sony, Japan, 1969-1970. Serial No. 505704
Liquid-filled plastic lens television magnifier, 1935-1965
'Standlens' liquid-filled plastic lens for magnifying a television picture, mounted on adjustable wooden stand, probably made by Lumex, probably British, 1935-1965
Bush TV22 Television Receiver, 1945-1955
Bush TV22 9 inch television receiver, made by Bush Radio Limited, England, 1945-1955. With band III convertor, 1957
Gecophone crystal detector radio set no. 1, 1923
Gecophone crystal detector radio set no. 1, complete with instruction handbook, made by the General Electric Company Limited, British, 1923. Polished mahogany case with a lift up lid and ebonite control panel with a tuning knob and a lever to adjust the detector. The Gecophone Crystal Set No 1 is a simple variometer turned crystal receiver and has connection points for the aerial, earth and headphones.
Three-ring Enigma cypher machine in oak wood transit case
Three-ring Enigma cypher machine complete in oak wood transit case, together with original German battery (Serial number A6421/1937), unsigned, Germany, 1934 (see Note)
Mobile aerial from 'Oscar One' CB transceiver, 1980-1983
CB mobile antenna Oscar 11SE from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983
BBC Marconi AXBT ribbon microphone
BBC Marconi AXBT ribbon microphone, inst. no. 498044, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1944-1959
Ampex videotape recorder type VR 1000A
Ampex videotape recorder, type VR 1000A, serial number 329. Since television signal contained frequencies up to about 5MHz, the speed at which the tape passed the head must also be very high – much higher in fact than the speed at which it was practicable or economical to move the tape from reel to reel. In the case of the Ampex VR1000, this problem was solved by causing the four heads to sweep rapidly across the tape, whilst running the tape at only 38cm/sec. In this way, the signal was recorded as a series of narrow tracks across the tape, the head-to-tape speed being about 100 times higher than the forward speed of the tape. The heads were carried on a rapidly spinning wheel. The double bay of equipment with the console contained control equipment necessary to ensure a steady picture: servo-mechanisms and their associated electronics for controlling the speed of tape movement and head-wheel rotation and the means of switching the replay signals from one head to another as the wheel rotated.
Pye Bantam radio telephone set, 1963-1965
One Pye Bantam radio telephone set, labelled as 'Museum A', made by Pye Telecommunication Limited, Cambridge, England, 1963-1965
'Italian Navy' detector, 1899-1901
Carbon-mercury-iron semiconductor diode detector, of the type invented by J C Bose in 1899, modified version, unknown maker, 1899-1901. Known as the ‘Italian Navy coherer’, used by G Marconi in Newfoundland to receive the first wireless communication across the Atlantic, December 1901.
Pye 'Cambridge International' 11-band broadcast receiver, 1953
Pye 'Cambridge International' 11-band broadcast receiver, type PE80, made by Pye Limited, Cambridge, England, 1953
Telstar maser assembly with magnet, 1962-1967
Telstar maser assembly with magnet, made by Mullard Research Laboratories, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1962-1967
Three-valve radio receiver, 1922-1925
Three-valve receiver used in a Derbyshire colliery test, unknown maker, Derby, England, 1922-1925. Ref. Wireless World 2/12/22 p.314
Aerial tuning inductor from the Rugby Radio Station, 1943-1966
Variable inductance coil for tuning the aerial of the very-low-frequency (16 kHz) transmitter (callsign GBR) installed at Rugby Radio Station, unknown maker, British, 1943-1966. Constructed in 1943 to the original 1926 design, and as modified in 1966, together with separate transformer and variometer with supporting framework.
B.T.H. headphones, bearing B.B.C. insignia
One pair B.T.H. headphones, bearing B.B.C. insignia, c. 1923
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radio Co.
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radio Co., England, 1965.
Sterling headphones, 1910-1960
Pair of Sterling headphones, made by the Sterling Telephone and Electric Company Limited, Dagenham, London, England, 1920-1960
Crystal radio receiver
'Goltone' crystal radio receiver, made by Ward & Goldstone Ltd, Salford, c.1923.
Marconi-Reis transverse-current carbon microphone
Marconi-Reis transverse-current carbon microphone, invented by Georg Neumann, unknown maker, British, 1925-1935.
Ekco AD36 radio receiver in phenolic plastic case, 1935
Model AD36 Ekco radio receiver, 4-valve TRF domestic receiver in circular Bakelite phenolic plastic case, by E K Cole Limited, Southend-on-Sea; England, 1935
Amplion loud speaker with wooden horn, 1925
Amplion loud speaker with wooden horn, made by Graham Amplion Limited, Slough, England, 1925
John Logie Baird's original experimental television apparatus, 1925-1926
Transmitting portion of original television experimental apparatus, created and used by John Logie Baird, with a dummy head of "Stookie / Stooky Bill". 1925-1926.
DLR No. 5 headphones from Wireless Set No. 38, 1939-1945
Headphones DLR no. 5 from wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1939-1945
Knochenhauer spirals, 1963
Set of Knochenhauer spirals, replica of originals in Deutsches Museum, made by the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, England1963.
Radio Times volume 1 No. 1, 1923
Radio Times volume 1 No. 1, produced by the British Broadcasting Company and published by George Newnes Limited, England, 1923
Ekco AD75 radio receiver, 1946
Ekco AD75 receiver, designed by Wells Coates for E K Cole Limited, Leigh-on-Sea, England, 1946.
Main part of Marconi 1.5KW transmitter from 2LO
Main part of Marconi 1.5kW transmitter (minus central rack), 1922, used by the BBC London station 2LO between 1922 and 1925, as rebuilt c.1954.
two-valve short wave radio - telephonic receiver, 1927
Two-valve, short wave radio - telephonic receiver, made for the Science Museum by Frederick H Walker, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1927
Ferguson television receiver, 20", black-and-white, 1979
Ferguson television receiver, 20", black-and-white, 625-line, hybrid valve/transistor, Model 3821, manufactured 1979
Popular Wireless no. 1 vol. 1, 1922
'Popular Wireless' magazine, no. I vol. 1, 3rd June 1922, published by Amalgamated Press Limited, England, 1922
"Brownie" Crystal Receiver Set No. 2, c.1925
Crystal wireless set, No. 2 model manufactured by Brownie Wireless Company. No headphones, c. 1924
'Cat's whisker' Crystal Radio
'Cat's whisker' crystal radio set with single headphone and original crystal, made by the Scientific Wireless Company, Manchester, and purchased in 1924-25.
Home made 30-line televisor, 1934
Home made 30-line televisor, made by Robert (Bob)Albert Lampitt, Wolverhampton, England, 1934.
Murphy 14-inch Band I/Band III television receiver, 1954
Murphy 14-inch Band I/Band III television receiver, Model V240, made by Murphy Radio Limited, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, 1954
Reporter mobile radiophone, 1951-1953
Reporter mobile radiophone type PTC 116, serial No. 6744, made by Pye Limited, Cambridge, England, 1951-1953
Iron borings coherer (Branly type), 1894
Iron borings coherer (Branly type), probably made by Oliver Lodge, England, 1894. Mounted on wooden baseboard.
Amateur radio call books, 1938 and 1951
1938 and 1951
Two amateur radio call books: RSGB Amateur Radio Call Book First Edition, published by the Radio Society of Great Britain, British, Autumn 1951; Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine Vol.19. (worldwide), unknown publisher, Summer 1938.
Volume 1 No. 1 of "Television" monthly magazine, 1928
Volume 1 number 1 of "Television" monthly magazine, "The Official Organ of the Television Society", published by Television Press Limited, British, March 1928.
Primax moving iron loudspeaker, 1924-1927
Primax loud speaker (sectioned), made by the Sterling Telephone and Electric Company Limited, Dagenham, London, England, 1924-1927
Rexophone crystal set with two pairs of Telefunken headphones (out of three), 1923-1930
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.
National Panasonic Super Sensitive 10 Transistor R-307
National Panasonic Super Sensitive 10 Transistor R-307, by Panasonic, Japan, c.1963 This is a rare short-wave radio receiver with a leather case, made by Panasonic in Japan in the early 1960s. Made and sold in the Far East, this three-band radio was one of the earliest such short-wave receiver to bring affordable long-distance listening to the public in an easily portable form. Developed for the Far Eastern market where radio broadcasting and listening were often strictly controlled and hence demand for long-distance reception was high, there were no comparable devices available in Britain in the early 1960s.
six-stage super heterodyne receiver processed on the ECME system, 1936-1955
Six-stage super heterodyne receiver processed on the ECME system, probably made by Sargrove Electronics Ltd, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1936-1955
Type C crystal radio receiver
Type C crystal radio receiver, made by British Thomson-Houston Co. Ltd, Rugby, c.1925.
Marconi coherer and Admiralty pattern decoherer, 1900-1910
Marconi coherer and Admiralty pattern decoherer, unknown maker, British, 1900-1910
Loewe multiple valve radio receiver, 1926-1935
Loewe multiple valve radio receiver fitted with one coil and one valve, made by Loewe and Company, Tottenham, London, England, 1926-1935
horseshoe magnet and keep used with experimental form of magnetic detector, 1900-1910
Horseshoe magnet and keep used with the earliest experimental form of magnetic detector developed by the Marconi Company, probably made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company, Chelmsford, Essex, England, around 1902.
television receiver built from 'Premier Radio' kit, 1945-1955
Television receiver built from "Premier Radio" kit, made by Premier Radio Company, Hackney, London, England, 1945-1955