Experimental Mechanical Television Receiver, 1929-1932

Artifact

Television receiver

Date Made

1929-1932

Creators

Russell, Lawrence H. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Saginaw 

Creator Notes

Possibly made by Lawrence H. Russell.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

65.68.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)
Plastic (Organic material)
Brass (Alloy)
Iron alloy

Dimensions

Height: 65 in

Width: 23 in

Length: 27 in

Inscriptions

On left side front on plate by switch: RECORD/ RADIO/ LONG/ PLAYING/ RECORD On right side front on plate by switch: RECORD/ RADIO/ LONG/ PLAYING/ RECORD On meter face at front center: MILLI-AMPS/ 0/.../ 300/ D.C./ Yankee/ MADE IN U.S.A. / LUNDQUIST TOOL & MFG. CO., WORCESTER, MASS. On plate at bottom center of front: SONORA/ CLEAR AS A BELL/ SEE LICENSE/ NOTICE/ INSIDE On label on motor in back interior: GUARANTEED/ DURO/ REPULSION - INDUCTION/ PATENTS PENDING/ MOTOR/ MADE BY/ THE DURO COMPANY/ DAYTON U.S.A. OHIO/ SERIAL NO. 527916/ FRAME NO./ 370 On label on condenser, interior back, right side: Hyvoltage/ Surge Proof/ Condenser/ 600 D.C./ Working Voltage/ CAP MFD./ FISHER ELECTRIC CO.,/ BROOKLYN, N.Y. On label on small condenser, interior back, left side: AEROVOX/ FILTER CONDENSER/ CAP. 1 MFD./ WORKING VOLTAGE/ 200 D.C./ 110 A.C. / MANUFACTURED BY/ AEROVOX WIRELESS CORP./ BROOKLYN, N.Y., U.S.A. On label on small condenser, interior back, right side: HI-VOLT/ TRADE MARK/ POLYMET/ FILTER CONDERNSER/ TYPE A/ CAPACITY MFD. 1/ WORKING VOLTAGE/ D.C. 300/ A.C. 200/ POLYMET MFG. CORP./ NEW YORK U.S.A. On paper tag on cord at bottom of back interior: 110V Magestic/ B-Supply

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