Set of AR14 radio crystals

Place Asia: Malaysia, Labuan
Accession Number REL33431
Collection type Technology
Object type Technology
Physical description Bakelite, Felt, Leather, Metal, Wood
Maker Unknown
Date made c.1940's
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Olive green painted wooden box containing sixteen radio coils. These sixteen consist of eight red and eight green painted coils. Numbers One to Eight are marked on the green crystals along with word 'Anode'. The first four red coils are marked one to four and have the word 'aerial' impressed. The remaining four red coils have two brass attachment points in lieu of numbers. The inside of the box is lined with black felt. On the lid of the box is hand written in white ink 'D.Summerson Lawas via Labuan Sarawak Borneo'. On the side of the box is stencilled in white ink 'Case transit for 16 coils Y10D/70037'. A small leather and metal carry handle and retaining lock are attached to the box. The wooden exterior surface has paint chipped off and the natural wood showing in many parts.

History / Summary

These radio coils, along with an AR14 radio, was given to Dorothy Summerson after the Second World War. She worked as a missionary for over 30 years in Borneo with the Borneo Evangelical Mission.

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