An 'Uncle Tom' crystal set, Designed by J. P. Gowland for Jones & Sons Ltd, Grafton China Works, July 1924,
Lot 139
An 'Uncle Tom' crystal set, Designed by J. P. Gowland for Jones & Sons Ltd, Grafton China Works, July 1924,
£300 - 400
US$ 500 - 670
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Lot Details
Wireless and Television
An 'Uncle Tom' crystal set,
Designed by J. P. Gowland for Jones & Sons Ltd, Grafton China Works, July 1924,
with tuning coil and slide rack wrapped around top hat, now-absent galena crystal stud replaced with signal diode to interior, four terminal post connections to base, painted decoration in black, facial features in colour, no cracks, fair paint retention - 9in. (23cm) high

Footnotes

  • Reference:
    Radio! Radio!, J. Hill, p.77, second edition, 1993.

    The first true novelty radio produced in the UK, it was originally sold for 17s. 6d., with retailers able to purchase a sample for 12s 6d.

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