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Old 17th Nov 2023, 7:37 pm   #1
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Default 1930's Self Broadcaster

This is a bit of period fun and came in a box of other early radio bits from a local auction.

It is a microphone on a long wire designed to be used with 1930 2V sets and has a B4/B5 'socket' that fits between the valve and its socket and connects the mic between the grid and filament.
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Old 18th Nov 2023, 12:06 pm   #2
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It's astonishing what survives - and equally astonishing to realise how much must have been lost and forgotten. If this hadn't survived, would you have ever thought of it ever existing?

Progress consists of doing what you've always done - just more expensively.
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Old 18th Nov 2023, 12:09 pm   #3
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I bet that was a memorable birthday present for some fortunate child!

I wouldn’t be surprised if the original owner kept it until they went to a better place, hence its appearance at auction.
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