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Telesonic lorgnette, a hand-held miniature radio receiver, 1955-1960
Telesonic Lorgnette, made by A&M Hearing Aids Ltd
Work Type
Telecommunications
Description
Telesonic Lorgnette, made by A&M Hearing Aids Ltd; In the 1950s transistors and miniaturised circuits made possible the manufacture of compact radio receivers light enough to be portable. The telesonic lorgnette was a device for receiving personal audio commentaries in museums and galleries from low-power radio transmitters with a very short range. Examples of this design were used experimentally in a few Science Museum galleries in 1961. The lorgnettes were returned at the end of the experiment, but this specimen, obtained from BT in 2004, enables the Museum to recall a pioneering test of a now widespread facility.
ID Number
co8054844
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
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The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
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