Red plastic cabinet. For
medium wave reception. The radios look exactly like a "real"
one, complete with tuning knob and a scale with a pointer.
The receiver has a small earphone and two connecting
wires with clamps for antenna and earth. The celluloid
window in front of the dial does not fit anymore because
it has shrunk.
The crystal was worn
and had to be replaced by a new piece of galenite.
8 x 5.5 x 4 cm
What was broadcast in 1948?
Listen to "My
Happiness" by The Pied Pipers,
*) During a nearly year-long union
strike, new vocal recordings for commercial release
could be produced only as a cappella (all vocal, no
instruments) or using such lesser, "union-approved"
tools as harmonicas, ukuleles and toy xylophones.
The radio with wires for antenna /earth and earphone
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A look inside
A coil is wrapped around a rectangular
piece of folded cardboard. A clamping bracket holds the
prefixed crystal diode inside the coil. The tuning
knob is used as a sliding contact on the windings of the coil.
of the receiver: a prefixed crystal diode
Cardboard store display with two Tiny-mite
The first owner was Barbara Ann Kelly from