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Old 04-21-2018, 07:57 PM
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Radio in it's infancy - a '22 Deforest crystal radio

I just got an offer to a trade for a very primitive 1922 Deforest Wireless System "Everyman" radiophone crystal receiver and I went for it. I always wanted some type of Deforest set in my collection and a small set like this is perfect. It's complete with plug-in coil and an ancient pair of Western Electric headphones in the storage slot.The set is complete and functional with a nice instruction card under the lid.

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Old 04-21-2018, 11:19 PM
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Nice find, that's a sweet piece of history. Any more pictures of this beauty?
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:55 AM
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Thanks. Here's more pics:


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Old 04-22-2018, 10:38 AM
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Very nice!
Thanks. I have to do a little more detailing on the interior of the set including those old Western Electric headphones.
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Very sharp! Thanks for posting more of it.
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Very sharp! Thanks for posting more of it.
Thank you. It's really primitive and that's it's charm. It was made available in January of 1922 which was about as early a home radio receiver can get. It costs about $25-$30 which was not cheap at the time, but less expensive then a tube set. For instance the 3-tube Westinghouse RC with tubes and a Vocarola speaker would've cost about $180 at the time. Within a couple of years though the tube sets became reasonably priced and crystal sets became a mere child's toy.
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Old 04-28-2018, 03:16 PM
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I finally got a nice pair of proper Brandes Superior headphones to go with the set. These are what was supplied with the set when new.

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