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Catalog Number 1960.168.002
Object Name Amplifier
Description Field Amplifier. Composed of wood and metal; olive green with black metal trim, brass rivets, and brass corner hardware; three hinges on rear; two hook and claps on front with a latch and hook lock front center for a pad or combination lock. Stenciled on front and back in cream numbers and letters with, "WWJ Detroit News Portable Amplifier;" left and right elevations are stenciled with "C-5, WWJ;" "C-5" is also stenciled on top of the amplifier case. Top of case features a brown leather handle.

First used in 1936 for remote broadcast purposes. This can operate off of a storage batter for 110 AC current; a telephone line would be connected to amplifier and program would be sent via telephone to WWJ where it would be broadcast over the airwaves.
Collection Industrial History
Date 1936
Dimensions H-15.75 W-19.5 D-10.5 feet
Material Steel
Search Terms Communication Devices
Detroit News