Cat's whisker crystal detector (crystal and wire are missing) and original packaging. Sold for use by home constructors for building crystal sets. This detector would have been used with a crystal.
The date range is approximate and is based on inscription on the packaging, EMERGENCY FINISH, which indicates production during or immediately after World War Two.
A celluloid cylinder supported with metal brackets mounted on a paper bakelite board. There is a red-tipped handle attached to a shaft inside the cylinder, which can be moved. Packaging consists of a rectangular cardboard box.
None on detector. Packaging: Side: Celluloid Enclosed/Crystal Detector Side: Buy 'Ebro' Products/All Australian Made Side: DUST PROOF/EASY ADJUSTMENT Side: EMERGENCY FINISH
Type of item
80 mm (Length), 36 mm (Width), 31 mm (Depth)
Dimensions of packaging box.
27 mm (Width), 35 mm (Depth), 75 mm (Height)
Dimensions of detector without packaging box..