Wireless Receiver - A.W.A. Radiola

Production date
1936
Country
Australia
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Description
Wireless Receiver - A.W.A. Radiola. Wireless Receiver Model 249
7 valve (6K7 x 2, 6A8, 6H6, 6F5, 6F6, 80), A.C.-operated superheterodyne circuit. Tuning ranges MW 500-1500kc/s, SW 19-50m

Timber body. Single dial on front face. Small metal mount surrounding tuning display. Several dials on left hand side of radiola. Opens from the top. Inside there are metal transmitters, receivers and sockets + coloured wires.
Classification
CH classification AUDIO-VISUAL TECHNOLOGY Audio Appliances radio receiver
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Measurements
L380 x W715 x H270mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, plastic, metal
Signature/Marks
AWA
AWA
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History and use
This A.W.A. Radiola wireless receiver, Model 249, was built in 1936. It contains 7 valves, is battery operated and is configured with a superheterodyne circuit.

This particular radio was used by Dr Turnbul on Peel Island, Moreton Bay, during the time he was working at the lazaret. The hospital at Peel Island replaced lazarets on Stradbroke Island and Friday Island, operating from 1907 until it closed in 1959. Oral histories from Peel Island tell of how radios were an important part of everyday life there. Archaeological excavations carried out at Peel Island identified a number of artefacts still present that were associated with radios.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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Registration number
H1586

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