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wireless receiving detector

wireless receiving detector

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Object Name
Wireless Receiving Detector
Date made
ca. 1912
Physical Description
bakelite (overall material)
overall: 63 mm x 50 mm x 10 mm; 2 1/2 in x 1 15/16 in x 3/8 in
overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 5.715 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Plastics Institute of America
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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