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Three valve battery receiver
Oak cabinet with ebonite front and knobs. For medium wave and long wave. Probably made by Ward & Goldstone Ltd., Pendleton, Manchester. Gamage also sold a one valve and a two valve set, in an almost identical cabinet. The antenna coil had to be rewound. The volume control knob operates a thin metal plate that is situated between the antenna coil and the feedback coil.
Data Valves  
Dimensions (whd): 34 16 17 cm
Made in: 1926
Purchased in: 2007
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Circuit

What was broadcast in 1926?

 

Listen to "I've never seen a straight banana" by the orchestra of Stan Greening, sung by Maurice Elwin, recorded on November 25, 1926

Back
Binding posts for the loudspeaker, phones, batteries, aerial and earth.
Inside
Left the detector; in the middle and on the right two lf tubes.
In the middle the antenna coil; behind it the feedback coil. Between both coils a thin metal plate is visible. This metal plate can be turned left and right and acts as volume control. Left and right two lf transformers (1:5 and 1:3).
Text on the inside of the lid.
A large number of these radios were offered to the wholesale market in this advertisement of Arthur G. Herod & Co. in The Wireless and Gramophone Trader of June 14, 1930.
Despite the text "modern wireless sets", it does not appear that this advertisement related to a recently manufactured type of radio. The appearance and technical design are rather old-fashioned for a radio that was offered in 1930.
In this period the demand turned rather quickly to receivers with mains power ("All-Electric" radios).
The price is very low, taking into account that - in case of the three-valve radio - the price of the tubes was 25/6.
A random (brand) name could be placed in a rectangular area at the bottom left of the front.
Below the brand name "Gamages".
 

 

 

 

This page was last edited on 27.04.2019