Telimco Radio Receiver, Model 1086

Summary

The Telimco is believed to be one of the first complete radio sets offered for sale to the general public. Listed in a 1905 issue of Scientific American, this wireless telegraph outfit was "guaranteed to work up to one mile." This artifact was donated by its inventor--Hugo Gernsback--one of the first publishers of the science fiction genre.

The Telimco is believed to be one of the first complete radio sets offered for sale to the general public. Listed in a 1905 issue of Scientific American, this wireless telegraph outfit was "guaranteed to work up to one mile." This artifact was donated by its inventor--Hugo Gernsback--one of the first publishers of the science fiction genre.

Artifact

Radio receiver

Subject Date

1905-1906

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

57.8.1.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Hugo Gernsback.

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Chrome-Plated
Steel (Alloy)
Wood (Plant material)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 13 in

Length: 12.5 in

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