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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC, STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19693765000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC, STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
24.5
Length
24.5
Width
15.3
Description
ON FRONT "MARCONIPHONE II L.F. AMPLIFIER". LABELLED TERMINALS BENEATH. PARTIALLY PAINTED BLACK. WHITE ADHESIVE TAPE AROUND CASE. CIRCULAR METAL SCREEN INLAID IN FRONT OF ARTIFACT. DIAL WITH BRASS POINTER WITH "FILAMENT" PRINTED BENEATH. TRAP DOOR ON TOP; NAMEPLATE INSIDE WITH THE MARCONI WIRELESS TELEGRAPH CO OF CANADA LIMITED MONTREAL. "PATENTED 1918-1923". SERIAL # 1924 TYPE #M2.
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REFER TO ATTACHED HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19693765000
Acquisition Date
1969-04
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, STEEL, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19980039015
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
ALUMINUM, STEEL, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
6
Length
17.2
Width
19.3
Description
STEEL HEADPIECE, PAINTED BLACK. TWO BANDS RUN ACROSS TOP OF HEAD, WITH SINGLE ROD ATTACHING THEM TO EARPIECE ON EACH SIDE. ALUMINUM CASING ON EARPIECES WITH BLACK BAKELITE CAPS OVER SPEAKER SURFACE. CASINGS ENGRAVED "CANNON-BALL DIXIE C.F. CANNON CO. SPRINGWATER, N.Y. U.S.A.". BLACK CLOTH-WRAPPED POWER CORD WITH SINGLE-PRONGED HEAD AT ONE END. ENGRAVED "VAXLEY" AND EMBOSSED "MADE IN U.S.A. I.C.A.". CORD MEASURES 122 CM; SPLIT NEAR HEADPIECE WITH ONE STRAND RUNNING TO EITHER EARPIECE. TWO STRANDS FURTHER SPLIT, WITH METALLIC ENDS CONNECTING CORD TO BOLTS ON EARPIECES. POWER CORD SLIGHLTY SOILED AND DISCOLORED.
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BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER. FOR HISTORY SEE P19980039001-GA/PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19980039015
Acquisition Date
1999-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
STERLING AUDIOVOX
Date Range From
1923
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINIUM, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19900022002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STERLING AUDIOVOX
Date Range From
1923
Date Range To
1930
Date
1923
Materials
ALUMINIUM, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
36
Description
REMOTE AMPLIFIER & SPEAKER HORN. "STERLING AUDIOVOX" HORN HIGHLY DECORATIVE DESIGN SPADE MOTIVE IN GOLD & BLACK. AMPLIFIER PORTION HAS TERMINALS FOR WIRE CONNECTION & RECEPTACLE FOR HORN. TOP OF AMPLIFIER IS BROKEN, BUT COMPLETE. HORN MARKED "STERLING AUDIOVOX". SURFACE SCRATCHES & DENTS. AMPLIFIER MARKED "STERLING LOUD SPEAKER R1284 A STERLING TELEPHONE & ELECTRIC CO. LTD. 210 TOTTENHAM COURT RD., LONDON, W.1.". AROUND DIAL ON THE TOP IS "A WAY FROM DIAPHRAM" AND "DIAPHRAGM". BASE IS CRACKED ACROSS ITS TOP.
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DONOR ACQUIRED NEW IN SASKATCHEWAN, BEEN IN THE FAMILY SINCE NEW.
Catalogue Number
P19900022002
Acquisition Date
1990-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ATWATER KENT
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19739492000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ATWATER KENT
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1925
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
16.9
Length
49.6
Width
15.5
Description
NAMEPLATE ON FRONT, "ATWATER-KENT". SERIAL NO. 352105. USES A TUNED RADIO FREQUENCY (TRF) CIRCUIT & POWER SOURCE OF 4 BATTERIES. EXTREME RIGHT KNOB (FACING RADIO) MISSING, REPLACED 03/10/92. RADIO HAS 6 KNOBS & 1 SWITCH MOUNTED ON FACEPLATE. 2 NAMEPLATES ON REAR: "RADIO SPEAKER. BLACK LEAD. RED TRACER LEAD" AND "GROUND ANTENNA". YELLOW TAG ON INSIDE HINGE. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
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"ATWATER KENT MANUFACTURING CO. PHILADELPHIA U.S.A." ORIGINALLY LOANED TO HISTORICAL SOCIETY BY BERNARD JORDAN (1240 8 AVE 'A' SOUTH), IT WAS DONATED 1/3/67. RADIO WAS CONSIDERED A LUXURY ITEM IN ITS DAY PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE COST OF BATTERIES. TRF CIRCUITS SELDOM USED IN RADIO THEN & NOW
Catalogue Number
P19739492000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, VELOUR
Catalogue Number
P19694116000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, BRASS, VELOUR
No. Pieces
1
Height
128.0
Length
65.8
Width
42.5
Description
OAK CABINET, CARVED TOP. VELOUR AND WOOD SPEAKER PANEL. BRASS FITTINGS AND SWITCHES. PAPER LABEL ON BACK. "CAUTION DISCONNECT ELECTRICALPLUG BEFORE REMOVING CABINET BACK". STILL FUNCTIONAL. "WESTINGHOUSE 99".
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HISTORY UNKNOWN-DONATED TO SCHOOL FOR TEACHING PURPOSES. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DONOR OR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19694116000
Acquisition Date
1969-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TRF BROADCAST RADIO RECEIVER
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19930075002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRF BROADCAST RADIO RECEIVER
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, GLASS
No. Pieces
4
Description
1. RADIO: 65CM (L) X 22CM (W) X 22.5 CM (H) WOODEN BOX WITH BLACK BAKELITE FACE. BOTTOM OF BOX HAS BEVELED EDGE EXTENDING 2.1 CM FROM FRAME ON 3 SIDES. 10 STANDARD SCREWS HOLD BAKELITE FACE IN PLACE AROUND ITS EDGES. BAKELITE PANEL HAS 3 CLUSTERS OF 7 HOLES EACH IN UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER. IN BOTTOM RIGHTHAND CORNER ARE THREE BAKELITE KNOBS 3.5CM (D) WITH TRIANGULAR DIAL ARROWS MADE OF STEEL. BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND KNOB IS CYLINDRICAL BAKELITE KNOB WITH BRASS FACE. BRASS FACE HAS RAISED LETTERING WHICH READS "HOWARD RADIO CO PAT. PENDG." AND "9 SO. CLINTON ST. CHICAGO, U.S.A.". TO LOWER RIGHT OF 2ND AND 3RD KNOBS ARE HOLES WITH METALLIC LINING FOR CORD JACKS. IN UPPER LEFT OF PANEL ARE TWO FREQUENCY KNOBS 7.5CM(D) WITH WHITE NUMBERING AND SCALE DIRECTLY BELOW. BETWEEN THEM IS CIRCULAR PATTERN OF STEEL ELECTRODES AND KNOB WITH LONG STEEL ARM WHICH TOUCHES ELCTRODES AS IT IS TURNED. ALONG LEFT SIDE IN BOTTOM CORNER ARE FOUR SCREW TABS FOR CONNECTING WIRE TO AMPLIFIER. TO THEIR RIGHT IS A SINGLE SMALL BAKELITE KNOB WITH SMALL TRIANGULAR DIAL ARM. AT BACK WALL OF RADIO THERE IS A 30.4CM X 19.4CM OPENING WITH WOODEN DOOR ON TWO BRASS HINGES. DOOR HAS SINGLE STEEL KNOB FOR OPENING IT. INSIDE ARE FIVE VACUUM TUBES AND VARIOUS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS. BACK WOOD PANEL IS CRACKED ON OPPOSITE END FROM DOOR. 2. AMPLIFIER: 22.7CM (L) X 13.8CM (W) X 13.5 CM WOODEN BOX WITH BLACK BAKELITE FRONT PANEL. TOP AND BOTTOM CORNERS OF WOOD BOX ARE HELD IN A RIGHT ANGLE DOVETAIL JOINT. BACK AND BOTTOM OF BOX HAVE FOUR WOODEN FEET 1.5CM (D), ONE IN EACH CORNER. BOTTOM HAS "R105-B" STAMPED INTO IT. TOP OF BOX HAS 8.7CM X 7.7CM HOLE CUT INTO IT WITH A WOODEN DOOR ON TWO STEEL HINGES. HALF-CIRCLE GROOVE HAS BEEN CUT INTO FRONT EDGE OF DOOR HOLE TO MAKE OPENING EASIER. INSIDE OF BOX IS ONE GLASS VACUUM TUBE AND VARIOUS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS. CLEAR PLASTIC STICKER IS ON INSIDE OF DOOR AND READS "(?)NRY R. ANDERS(?) 2226 18 AVE. S LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA T1K 1C8". BAKELITE FACE HAS 6 STANDARD SCREWS IN IT. IN TOP LEFT CORNER ARE TWO SCREW KNOBS FOR WIRING WITH 1 BETWEEN THEM. ON TOP RIGHT ARE TWO IDENTICAL KNOBS WITH "0" BETWEEN THEM. AT LEFT MIDDLE ARE THREE MORE KNOBS OF SAME TYPE. BETWEEN FIRST TWO IS "+120" AND BETWEEN SECOND TWO IS "+6" AND AFTER THIRD KNOB IS "-". AT BOTTOM CENTER IS STEEL PLATE 5.7CM X 2.3CM HELD WITH TWO STANDARD SCREWS. IT HAS SINGLE STEEL KNOB AND "PULL OUT" ETCHED INTO IT. BENEATH PLATE READS "NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED PATENTED 1919, 1921". BOX HAS A FEW SCRATCHES IN FINISH. 3. SPEAKER: BLACK STEEL ROUND SPEAKER BASE. CLEAR PLASTIC LABEL ON BOTTOM WITH DONOR'S NAME AND ADDRESS. TOP OF BASE IS BELL-SHAPED AND PAINTED BLACK. HAS 138CM BROWN CLOTH WIRE WITH DOUBLE ELECTRODE END. TOP OF BELL HAS HOLE 1.8CM AND SCREW KNOB ON SIDE FOR FIXING SPEAKER IN PLACE. GOLD DECAL EMBOSSED ON SIDE READING "ORIGINAL NATHANIAL BALDWIN NOT ORIGINAL WITHOUT THIS SIGNATURE TORONTO CANADA REG U.S. PAT. OFF.". BLACK PAINT CRACKING SLIGHTLY. 4. HORN: BLACK BAKELITE HORN. FITS UPRIGHT INTO SPEAKER BASE TO PROJECT SOUND. BRASS FIXTURE AT LIP OF HORN. EMBOSSED ON OUTER PARAMETER OF HORN IS "PATENT APPLIED FOR BY THE MILLER RUBBER CO. AKRON, OHIO, U.S.A.". CLEAR STICKER WITH DONOR'S NAME AND ADDRESS FIXED TO NECK OF HORN.
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SEE P19930075001-GA. THIS RECEIVER WAS PUT TOGETHER IN THE EARLY 1920'S. PARTS WERE OBTAINED AND ASSEMBLED BY OWNERS, PRODUCING VARIOUS LAYOUTS AND FORMS. THE PARTS WERE QUITE OFTEN SOLD AS A KIT BY SOME ENTREPRENEUR LIKE W.W. GRANT WHO OWNED A RADIO STATION AND NEEDED LISTENERS. FOR MORE INFO ON RECEIVER AND W.W. GRANT SEE PERMANENT ARTIFACT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19930075002
Acquisition Date
1993-12
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ARCADIA RADIO RECEIVER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, GLASS, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19930075005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ARCADIA RADIO RECEIVER
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
WOOD, STEEL, GLASS, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
18.2
Length
27.9
Width
15
Description
OPEN BACK WOODEN BOX WITH ROUNDED CORNERS AND EDGES. BOTTOM HAS FOUR FELT FEET IN STEEL RINGS. FRONT HAS SERIES OF SLATTED VERTICAL OPENINGS COVERED FROM INSIDE BY BEIGE COTTON FABRIC. HORIZONTALLY ALONG BOTTOM IS RECTANGLUAR OPENING WITH GLASS FACE. BACK SIDE OF GLASS HAS BEEN STENCILED WITH FREQUENCY SCALE IN WHITE AND RED. DIAL NEEDLE CAN BE SEEN BEHIND GLASS. AT EITHER END OF DIAL TABLE IS A SINGLE BAKELITE KNOB. ONE CONTROLS TUNING DIAL, OTHER CONTROLS VOLUME AND POWER. AT BOTTOM CENTER IS GOLD DECAL WHICH READS "ARCADIA MACLEOD'S". OPEN BACK REVEALS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, GLASS VACUUM TUBES AND PAPER LABEL. LABEL READS "ARCADIA SERIES MB1 - 4416 MODEL 446" WITH WARNING INSTRUCTIONS AND DIAGRAM OF RADIO WITH "MACLEOD'S" AT BOTTOM. STEEL PLATE IS FASTENED TO CASING AT BACK. IT READS "ARCADIA MACLEOD'S BATTERY OPPERATED RECEIVER" WITH LICENSING INSTRUCTIONS. ALSO HAS "MODEL NO." AND "MB1-4416" STAMPED INTO PLATE. ALSO HAS "SERIAL NO." WITH "105393" STAMPED INTO PLATE. ACROSS BOTTOM OF PLATE READS "MANUFACTURED FOR MACLEOD'S BY DOMINION ELECTROHOME INDUSTRIES LIMITED KITCHENER CANADA". ON SIDE OF GLASS VACUUM TUBES READS "WESTINGHOUSE RADIO TUBE". CLEAR PLASTIC STICKER IS ATTACHED TO CASING WHICH READS "HENRY R. ANDERSON 2226 18 AVE S LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA CANADA T1K 1C8". TOP LEFT CORNER OF CASING HAS TWO WIRES EXTENDING FROM IT WITH CUT ENDS. FROM BACK OF CASING ARE SET OF WIRES TAPED TOGETHER WITH TWO TRI-PRONGED AND ONE TWO-PRONGED COPPER PLUGS APPROX 110 CM LONG.
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RECEIVER WAS MADE FOR MACLEOD'S BY ELECTROHOME INDUSTRIES WHICH ALSO MANUFACTURED RADIOS FOR EATONS. THIS RADIO WAS VERY POPULAR IN FARM HOUSEHOLD UNTIL THE ADVENT OF AC POWER REPLACED BATTERY POWER.
Catalogue Number
P19930075005
Acquisition Date
1993-12
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1925
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, PLASTIC, TIN, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19683246000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1925
Materials
OAK, PLASTIC, TIN, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.6
Length
39.4
Width
24.1
Description
TWO DIALS NO. 1 TO 100 IN FRONT. CRACKED AND CHIPPED CABINET. WOOD BODY WITH HINGED LID AT TOP. FRONT DISPLAYS BROWN BAKELITE DIALS (2) MARKED "1" TO "100" IN ADDITION TO TWO CONTACTS, 1 JACK, AND 3 POINTERS. FRONT BOTTOM CRACKED. APPEARS THAT LABEL WAS REMOVED FROM ONE SIDE.
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P19683246000
Acquisition Date
1968-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BAKELITE, CARDBOARD, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20030046000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
BAKELITE, CARDBOARD, RUBBER
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.4
Length
28.3
Width
14.2
Description
BODY OF RADIO IS MADE OF BAKELITE. EXTERIOR IS BLUE. SIDES OF RADIO ARE ROUNDED. FRONT OF RADIO HAS AN OFF-WHITE BAKELITE DIAL THAT CAN BE TURNED TO RAISED NUMBERS ON A GOLD BACKGROUND. NUMBERS INCLUDE "53", "60", "70", "90", "12", "15" & "17". BELOW DIAL IS A SMALLER OFF-WHITE BAKELITE KNOB (POWER AND VOLUME). EMBOSSED ON FRONT OF RADIO IS "NORTHERN MIDGE ELECTRIC". BACK OF RADIO HAS A HEAVY CARDBOARD BACKING. PRINTED ON BACKING IN YELLOW IS "NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED MODEL 5508" . . ."MADE IN CANADA" "DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD BEFORE MOVING BACK". ALSO PRINTED ON BACKING IN BLACK IS "ERDMAN" AND "3484". THERE IS ALSO A STICKER ON BACK THAT READS "POWER OPERATED RADIO". BACKING IS TORN AT TOP AND HAS WATERMARKS THROUGHOUT. INNER WORKINGS OF RADIO ARE VIXIBLE THROUGH 7 LARGE HOLES IN BACKING. THERE IS A BROWN ELECTRICAL CORD OUT BACK OF RADIO.
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DONOR BELIEVES HE ORIGINALLY PURCHASED RADIO AT LOCAL EATONS STORE AS A GIFT FOR HIS FATHER, GUSTAV ERDMAN, IN THE 1960S. HIS FATHER WAS SUFFERING FROM POOR HEALTH, DUE TO PARKISONS DISEASE, AND ENJOYED LISTENING TO THE NEWS OVER THE RADIO. GUSTAV GAVE THE RADIO BACK TO DONOR IN 1968. DONOR USED THE RADIO FREQUENTLY, BUT WHEN IT STOPPED WORKING HE ACQUIRED A NEW ONE AND KEPT THIS ONE FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS BEFORE DONATING IT TO MUSEUM. RADIO WAS USED AND DISPLAYED ON TOP OF A BOOKCASE IN DONOR'S LIVING ROOM.
Catalogue Number
P20030046000
Acquisition Date
2004-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HOMEMADE SHORTWAVE RADIO, TUBES AND SPEAKER
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, GLASS, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20090031014
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HOMEMADE SHORTWAVE RADIO, TUBES AND SPEAKER
Date Range From
1937
Date Range To
1950
Materials
METAL, GLASS, CLOTH
No. Pieces
7
Height
18.0
Length
25.7
Width
45.7
Description
HANDMADE METAL RADIO WITH BROADCAST DIAL. ALSO INCLUDES SPEAKER, OSCILATOR COIL, BOXED WESTINGHOUSE TUBE AND BOXED ROGERS TUBE - 7 PIECES. 1. RADIO, HANDMADE. RECTANGULAR METAL BASE. TOP HAS FOUR PERFORATED METAL COLUMNS, FIVE UNPERFORATED METAL COLUMNS, ONE HOLLOW BROWN COLUMN WRAPPED IN COPPER WIRE, THREE MEDIUM SIZED GLASS TUBES AND A SQUARE BOX MARKED "HADLEY TRANSFORMERS, LOS ANGELES". THE FRONT OF THE BASE HAS ONE ROD STICKING OUT AND ONE LARGE DIAL WITH MARKED WITH NUMBERS "BROADCAST KILOCYCLES" AND DEPICTING A WORLD. THE DIAL IS ATTACHED TO A METAL BOX WITH AN OPEN TOP WHICH EXPOSES MULTIPLE SLATS. ALSO ATTACHED IS A ROWN CLOTH ELECTRICAL CORD WITH TWO-PRONG PLUG. 18.0 CM HIGH BY 25.7 CM LONG BY 45.7 CM HIGH. 2. OSCILATOR TUBE, WIRE, PAPER AND UNKNOWN MATERIALS. ONE END OF TUBE HAS A HOLE IN IT. TUB IS WRAPPED IN WIRE. SOME PAPER IS EXPOSED. TUBE IS LARGELY BLACK/BROWN IN COLOR EXCEPT FOR ONE END WHICH SHOWS AN UNKNOWN WHITE SUBSTANCE. 8.6 CM HIGH BY 4.8 CM IN DIAMETER. 3. SPEAKER, UNMOUNTED. FRONT OF SPEAKER IS CONCAVE, LINED WITH HEAVY, GREY PAPER. OUTSIDE IS SILVER COLORED METAL WITH A COLUMNAR SILVER COLORED BACKING PIECE HELD ON BY A SINGLE SCREW. ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF THE SPEAKER IS A SQUARE BOX FILLED WITH PAPER AND WIRES WHICH CONNECTS TO A BROWN CLOTH ELECTRICAL CORD WITH A FOUR-PRONGED PLUG. BLUE LABEL MARKED, "OXFORD... OXFORD TARTAK, RADIO CORP., MADE IN USA". 10.9 CM HIGH BY 21.0 CM IN DIAMETER. 4. BOXED TUBE. BLACK, GOLD AND WHITE, RECTANGULAR CARDBOARD BOX MARKED, "WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRONIC TUBE..." TUBE TYPE "6CA7/EL34". GLASS TUBE INSIDE MARKED "6CA7/EL34" AND "XF5, L2E" BOTTOM OF TUBE IS BROWN PLASTIC WITH SINGLE PLASTIC PRONG SURROUNDED BY EIGHT METAL PRONGS. 2 PIECES. 5.0 CM HIGH BY 13.0 CM LONG BY 5.0 CM WIDE. 5. BOXED TUBE. GREEN, YELLOW AND WHITE CARDBOARD BOX MARKED, "GUARANTEED, ROGERS, ELECTRONIC TUBE". TUBE TYPEE "12AF6". SMALL GLASS TUBE INSIDE HAS A POINTED TOP. GLASS MARKED, "12AF6, AUTOMATIC". BOTTOM OF TUBE HAS 7 METAL PRONGS. 2 PIECES. 2.5 CM HIGH BY 7.9 CM LONG BY 2.3 CM WIDE.
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ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, WENDY AITKENS IN AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, IN JULY OF 2011, THE RADIO AND ITS COMPONENTS WERE LIKELY MADE BY HER FATHER, WALLY JAMIESON. SHE SAID, "WALLY STUDIED RADIO TECHNOLOGY AT THE NATIONAL SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA FROM 1937-1939. HE WAS FASCINATED BY RADIOS AND ALL THINGS ELECTRICAL. THIS RADIO MAY HAVE BEEN A SCHOOL PROJECT OR IT MAY HAVE BEEN SOMETHING HE MADE FOR THE PURE CHALLENGE OF BUILDING HIS OWN RADIO. I REMEMBER HIM MENTIONING HIS HOMEMADE RADIO WHEN HE WAS NEAR THE END OF HIS LIFE. IT IS WRAPPED IN LETHBRIDGE HERALDS AND EDMONTON JOURNALS FROM THE LATE 1940S." AITKENS SAID HER DAD'S INTEREST IN RADIOS STARTED WHEN HE WAS A BOY. WHEN HER FATHER WAS GROWING UP IN SYLVAN LAKE, AB HIS "UNCLE GOT HIM A CRYSTAL RADIO SET WHEN HE WAS ABOUT 12 YEARS OLD. HE'D BEGGED FOR IT. ONCE HE PUT IT TOGETHER HE WAS HOOKED. I HAVE DAD'S RADIO OPERATOR'S LICENSE [FOR THE PROVINCE OF] ALBERTA. IT'S NUMBER 7. IT DIRECTED THE REST OF HIS LIFE. HE HAD THE KNOWLEDGE OF AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER. " ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, HER FATHER GAINED HIS KNOWLEDGE THROUGH EXPERIENCE - LIKE MANY MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. WHILE SOME OF HER FAMILY HAD GONE TO NORMAL SCHOOL, HER GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO ATTEND UNIVERSITY. FOR FAMILY HISTORY SEE P20090030001.
Catalogue Number
P20090031014
Acquisition Date
2009-09
Collection
Museum
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