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GECOPHONE JUNIOR CRYSTAL SET, 1925
This is the GECOPHONE Junior Crystal Set BC1700. Built by GEC (UK) in 1925, this simple crystal set is in a polished mahogany case. The connection points for the aerial, earth and headphones are all provided, the controls comprise a tuning knob and a lever to adjust the detector. This set would have cost 15s 0d in 1925,the 1600m Loading Coil would cost an extra 7s 6d.
At the back of the set is the 'Entirely British Manufacture' BBC stamp.
Bruce Hammond Collection
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- This is another set which I have in my collection I obtained this set from Mr Ron Deeprose of St Leonards-on-sea whose knowledge on crystal receivers is quite extensive so I know it has come from a good home. it is not as good as the Gecophone No 1 or No 2 but is still capable of pulling several stations. it has a totally different variable capacitor than the No1 or No2 Models but still a great little set with a single wound coil. always remember the better the aerial the better the reception and of course a good earth. Bye for now
.......... Mr Alan Thomas, Willenhall West Midlands England United Kingdom, 1st of December 2010