Tuneable frame antenna
Made of wood and cardboard, covered with artificial leather in Bordeaux red. The picture is of the French movie star from the 1950s, Martine Carol. The actual antenna in hidden in the rim of the picture frame.
The antenna mainly receives the magnetic component of the antenna signal, thus eliminating a part of the interference.
This type of antenna was very popular in Belgium and France. It was made in France, around 1952.
Data
Made in 1952
Ourchased in in 2011
Dimensions (h x w x d) 25 x 24.5 x 4.5 cm
Back
The two plugs must be connected to the antenna and earth sockets of a radio. After tuning the radio, the frame antenna then needs to be tuned, using the knob on the left. The knob on the right is used to select the wave length, long, medium or short. In that case, the antenna input socket (below) has to be used.
Inside
On the left, the wave length switch; on the right the tuning condenser.

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