Radio, Hiker's One Space Charge; Walkingman Wireless Works; 1936; Unknown
Radio, Hiker's One Space ChargeAbout this object
This is a Hiker's One Space Charge Radio. The set uses a single type 49 valve and gave a reasonable headphone reception when connected to an outside aerial.
For the technically minded youths of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, without TV and computers, radio was a very popular pastime. The most popular New Zealand electronic project of all time was the 'Hiker's One' kitset, promoted by 'Lamphouse' the Wellington based mail order store which produced an annual catalogue filled with data and projects many of which were 'borrowed from overseas publications. The original 'Hiker's' appeared in 1936 in the 'Popular Mechanics' magazine.
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Sticker on front: 'Hiker's One Space Charge Radio'
Sticker underneath 'Manufactured By Walkingman Wireless Works'
'Constructed by Peter Lankshear 2006'.
h 200 mm x w 190 mm x d 185 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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