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B1495-3 Radio receiver, Catalina flying boat, 'Frigate Bird II', metal / canvas / glass, made by General Electric, Schenectady, New York, United States of America, 1940, used on pioneering flight Australia-Chile, by P G Taylor, 1951. Click to enlarge.

Radio receiver from Frigate Bird II

Made
A radio receiver consisting of a rectangular metal box containing electrical wiring. Dials and switches can be seen on the control panel at the front of the box.There is a light bulb attached to the back of the box. There is also an electrical cord protruding from the back of the box.

Summary

Object No.

B1495-3

Object Statement

Radio receiver, Catalina flying boat, 'Frigate Bird II', metal / canvas / glass, made by General Electric, Schenectady, New York, United States of America, 1940, used on pioneering flight Australia-Chile, by P G Taylor, 1951

Physical Description

A radio receiver consisting of a rectangular metal box containing electrical wiring. Dials and switches can be seen on the control panel at the front of the box.There is a light bulb attached to the back of the box. There is also an electrical cord protruding from the back of the box.

Marks

Metal label fixed to the radio receiver reads 'RADIO RECEIVER / TYPE CG-46116 / FREQUENCY: 1.5 to 9.0 MC CW (A1), MCW (AZ), PHONE (A3) / SUPPLY: 28 VOLTS D.C. / WEIGHTS 22.2 LBS SERIAL 1163 / A UNIT OF MODEL RAZ-1- AIRCRAFT RADIO EQUIPMENT / MANUFACTURED FOR / NAVY DEPARTMENT BUREAU OF SHIPS / BY GENERAL [logo] ELECTRIC / SCHENECTADY N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A / CONTRACT NO'S 74810 CONTRACT DATE: 29 JUNE 1940'

Dimensions

Height

190 mm

Width

190 mm

Depth

440 mm

Production

Notes

The radio receiver was made in 1940 by the General Electric Company in Schenectady, New York, United States of America.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Radio receiver from Frigate Bird II 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 July 2021, <https://ma.as/207903>

Wikipedia

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