Pocket Radio, circa 1925

Summary

This "Pocket Radio" contains one vacuum tube, is battery-operated  -- and portable. It was advertised as a "travelers delight," weighing four pounds and measuring 12 inches long. The set received local broadcast stations and could be connected to an antenna to increase its power. Laughably large by today's standards of portability, in the mid-1920s, most consumer radios were table-top sized or larger.

This "Pocket Radio" contains one vacuum tube, is battery-operated  -- and portable. It was advertised as a "travelers delight," weighing four pounds and measuring 12 inches long. The set received local broadcast stations and could be connected to an antenna to increase its power. Laughably large by today's standards of portability, in the mid-1920s, most consumer radios were table-top sized or larger.

Artifact

Radio receiver

Date Made

circa 1925

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

90.0.85.27

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

copper alloy
Bakelite (TM)
Iron alloy

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 in

Width: 3 in

Length: 4 in

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