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Catalog Number 1952.099.007
Object Name Condenser, Variable
Description Variable Condenser. Top and bottom of condenser are hexagonal in shape and made of an early polymer plastic. Top features two nickel-plated handles and six rods that hold the condenser's top and bottom together. A central dial on the top reads "Clark System Pat's Pending." Below this central dial is a brass tag which reads "Electrical Instruments MFD. by Thos. E. Clark, Detroit, Mich." A gauge is included on top which is metered from left to right, 15 to 0, in increments of 10 with an indication arrow for the meter. On either side of the gauge at opposite ends are four electro-magnetic nodes. The four nodes lead in to the glass cylinder body which holds 14 aluminum plates. The base is hexagonal and is made of a black-painted wood. Used for testing wireless telephone developments.
Collection Communication/Radio/Television
Date 1903
Dimensions H-15 W-12.125 D-14 inches
People Clark, Thomas E.
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Search Terms Electrical
Innovation
Communication devices
Radios
Tecla Company, Incorporated