Wright's Aerials

Albert's Attic Gallery

This 1949 device was a VHF Band I RF pre-amplifier, using valves. The rotary control top right would have been to adjust the gain. It seems that the device could be used to drive a distribution system, presumably by feeding into a multi-way resistive splitter (a star network). The metal case and two-pin mains plug seem to offer scope for disaster, but of course electrical safety standards were much lower in those days. Ten guineas was about two week's wages for a skilled tradesman. How would you like to pay two week's wages for a set-back amplifier?

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