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Radio receiver, 'the loaf', 127V, 30W, 50Hz. and speaker

Object Description

Receiver: Factory serial number 10072. Metal and plastic. This type, the 2502, was the first commercial radio. It comprises three parts: a receiver, a speaker and a transformer. It owes its nickname, ‘the loaf’, to its design. Speaker (accession nr 14183): Circular bakelite speaker ('Freischwinger'), impedance 2000 ohm. Good sound quality, diameter is 40 cm. Contains a bowl shaped speaker. Nickname: pancake. Designed by Louis Kalff. Louis Kalff also designed the building of the Evoluon in Eindhoven. The Evoluon was Holland’s first science center and was opened by Philips in 1966. This Dutch company is one of the largest electronics companies in the world.

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Science Centre NEMO

Radio: 14181 Speaker: 14183