Universal Transoceanic Phantom Broadcast Radio Receiver, 1927-1928

Summary

The Universal Transoceanic Phantom is a long-range radio receiver produced in 1927. Each set was tested and calibrated at the Leutz factory to receive stations 2,000 or more miles away. The high price of the set was offset through advertisements touting its exceptional materials and technology. As further testament, the Phantom was advertised as being used onboard the battleship U.S.S. Utah.

The Universal Transoceanic Phantom is a long-range radio receiver produced in 1927. Each set was tested and calibrated at the Leutz factory to receive stations 2,000 or more miles away. The high price of the set was offset through advertisements touting its exceptional materials and technology. As further testament, the Phantom was advertised as being used onboard the battleship U.S.S. Utah.

Artifact

Radio receiver

Date Made

1927-1928

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

39.318.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Aluminum Alloy
Bakelite (TM)
Glass (Material)
Steel (Alloy)

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in

Width: 13.75 in

Length: 27.25 in

Inscriptions

plaque: Manufactured by C.R. Leutz Inc. Long Island City, N.Y. Type 9 Ser. No. AA354 Licensed Under Hogan Patent No 1014002

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