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HMV radio receiver, 1942
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Object statement
Radio receiver, mantle, wood / glass / metal / plastic, made by His Master's Voice, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1942
His Master's Voice, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1942

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Description
Rectangular radio receiver with timber casing with curved edges. Front has small square speaker housing on left with mottled mesh and four horizontal grill blades. Upper right has rectangular dial with radio station call signs of Australian state and short wave. Beneath are four control knobs, labelled with cream lettering on clear plastic label. Left knob labelled 'TONE MONITOR', right knob labelled 'VOLUME'. Two central knobs, one above the other, have labelling 'SHORT WAVE BROADCAST' and 'WAVE EXCHANGE'.

Logo transfer on top 'His Master's Voice / [image of a dog and gramophone] / The Gramophone Company Ltd., Sydney, N.S.W.'.

Back has power switch and a power cord.

Made: His Master's Voice; Sydney; 1942
Marks
Four control knobs, labelled with cream lettering on clear plastic label. Left knob labelled 'TONE MONITOR', right knob labelled 'VOLUME'. Two central knobs, one above the other, have labelling 'SHORT WAVE BROADCAST' and 'WAVE EXCHANGE'.
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Production date
1942
Height
250 mm
Width
460 mm
Depth
250 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Purchased 1991

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
Subjects
+ Radio broadcasting
+ Product design
+ Industrial design
+ Australian product design
+ Australian design
+ Engineering and Design
+ Audiovisual technology
+ Communications technology
+ Domestic life
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{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/111335 |title=HMV radio receiver |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=26 July 2014 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


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