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
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
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)
Sony 'Trinitron' colour television, 1969-1970
Sony 'Trinitron' colour television set, model type KV-1320UB, manufactured by Sony, Japan, 1969-1970. Serial No. 505704
Marconi 1.5kW transmitter used by 2LO, 1922
Marconi 1.5kW transmitter, Marconi Company Limited, Chelmsford, 1922. Used by the BBC London station 2LO between 1922 and 1925, as rebuilt c.1954 incorporating some non-original but contemporary components
BBC Marconi AXBT ribbon microphone, 1944-1959
BBC Marconi AXBT ribbon microphone, inst. no. 498044, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1944-1959
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
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
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
'Radio Celebrities' cigarette card albums, 1934-1940
Two albums of cigarette cards showing early British radio performers, "Radio Celebrities" and "Radio Celebrities Second Series", manufactured by Imperial Tobacco and distributed under the brand name W D and H O Wills and Company, probably Bristol, 1934-1940
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.
Knochenhauer spirals, 1963
Set of Knochenhauer spirals, replica of originals in Deutsches Museum, made by the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, England1963.
Pye 'Cambridge International' 11-band broadcast receiver, 1953
Pye 'Cambridge International' 11-band broadcast receiver, type PE80, made by Pye Limited, Cambridge, England, 1953
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
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. Instruction handbook not mentioned in the nominal file (4868), nor on the form 100. Polished mahogany case with a lift up lid and ebonite control panel.
Amplion loud speaker with wooden horn, 1925
Amplion loud speaker with wooden horn, made by Graham Amplion Limited, Slough, England, 1925
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.
'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 PTC 2007 radio telephone, 1955-1964
Pye Ranger V.H.F. radio telephone set. Type PTC 2007, made by Pye Telecommunications Limited, Cambridge, England, 1955-1964
Primax moving iron loudspeaker, 1924-1927
Primax loud speaker (sectioned), made by the Sterling Telephone and Electric Company Limited, Dagenham, London, England, 1924-1927
Ekco A D 75 receiver, 1946
Ekco A D 75 receiver, designed by Wells Coates for E K Cole Limited, Leigh-on-Sea, England, 1946.
Voigt condenser microphone, 1920-1940
Voigt condenser microphone, probably made by Voigt Patents Limited, Sydenham, London, England, 1920-1940.
B.T.H. headphones, bearing B.B.C. insignia
One pair B.T.H. headphones, bearing B.B.C. insignia, c. 1923
part of Rugby transatlantic telephone transmitter, 1927-1956
Part of Rugby transatlantic telephone transmitter, made by Standard Telephones and Cables, New Southgate, England, 1927
Reporter mobile radiophone, 1951-1953
Reporter mobile radiophone type PTC 116, serial No. 6744, made by Pye Limited, Cambridge, England, 1951-1953
Marconi-Reis transverse-current carbon microphone, 1925-1935
Marconi-Reis transverse-current carbon microphone, invented by Georg Neumann, unknown maker, British, 1925-1935.
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radi
Portable "Spinney" transistor radio by Perdio Radio Co., England, 1965.
Ferguson television receiver, 20", black-and-white
Ferguson television receiver, 20", black-and-white, 625-line, hybrid valve/transistor, Model 3821, manufactured 1979
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
C.W. transmitter/receiver, Mk.1, 1917
C.W. (continuous wave) transmitter/receiver, Mk.I**, also known as Trench set C.W. Mk.I, made by W/T Factory, W.D. Soho W. (Wireless Telegraphy Factory, War Department), England, 1917
Righi pattern oscillator, 1870-1923
Righi pattern oil-bath oscillator, made by John J Griffin & Sons Ltd, c. 1910
Model of the 1922 Shukhov radio tower
Presentation Model of the 1922 Shukhov Radio Tower, also known as the Shabolovka tower, created by the model builder Henry Milner, England, 2014.
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.
Experimental model of Marconi's magnetic detector, 1900-1910
Experimental model of Marconi's magnetic detector with moving magnet, unknown maker, England, 1900-1910
'Radio Celebrities Second Series' cigarette card album, 1934-1940
'Radio Celebrities Second Series' cigarette card album, manufactured by Imperial Tobacco and distributed under the brand name W D and H O Wills and Company, probably Bristol, England, 1934-1940
Experimental transmitting ‘jigger’ used by the Marconi Company, 1899
Experimental transmitting ‘jigger’ or oscillation transformer used by the Marconi Company, probably made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company, Chelmsford, Essex, England, 1899
Antiference Band I (Channel 4) television aerial, 1957-1985
Antiference Band I (Channel 4) television aerial, "H" type, on mounting pole, manufactured by Antiference Limited, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, 1957-1985
Models of three wooden prisms used by Heinrich Hertz, 1949
Models (scale 1:4) of three wooden prisms used by Heinrich Hertz, made by the Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1949
Rexophone crystal set with two pairs of Telefunken headphones (out of three), 1923-1930
Rexophone crystal set with, 2 of 3, pairs telefunken head-phones (see note). Rexophone crystal set manufactured by Morch Borthers Limited, London, 1923-1930. Headphones manufactuered by Telefunken, Germany, 1923-1930
Experimental form 1 (Licence to use Wireless Telegraph), 1905
Experimental form 1 (Licence to use Wireless Telegraph for Experimental purposes) dated 14 November 1905 and made out to Ernest Dundas Gledall Esq BSc, issued by the General Post Office on behalf of the Postmaster General, British, 1905
Models of two parabolic zinc reflectors used by Heinrich Hertz, 1949
Model (scale 1:4) of two parabolic zinc reflectors used by Heinrich Hertz, one with oscillator and the other with resonator, made by the Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1949
B.B.C. Marconi AXBT ribbon microphone, 1944-1959
B.B.C. Marconi AXBT ribbon microphone, inst. no. 498044, made by Marconi's Wireless Telegraphy Company Limited, Chelmsford, 1944-1959
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
Branly tripod coherer, 1900-1910
Branly tripod coherer, probably made by Edouard Branly, France, 1900-1910
Low power transportable radio transmitter in teak case, 1920-1930
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
Telstar maser assembly with magnet, 1962-1967
Telstar maser assembly with magnet, made by Mullard Research Laboratories, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1962-1967
antenna tuner from 'Oscar One' transceiver, 19801-983
CB antenna tuner 100TU27 from `Oscar One' 27 MHz f.m. CB mobile/base radio transceiver, manufactured by South Midlands Communications Limited, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England, 1980-1983
Iron borings coherer (Branly type), 1894
Iron borings coherer (Branly type), probably made by Oliver Lodge, England, 1894. Mounted on wooden baseboard.
Experimental television receiver used by JL Baird in demonstration at Royal Institution, 1926
Television receiving apparatus, made by John Logie Baird, British, 1926. Used by Baird in the demonstration given by him to members of the Royal Institution and others on 27 January 1926.