Audion Detector and Amplifier 14T (not from De Forest)

DeForest Radio Telephone & Telegraph Co. (De Forest); New York

  • Year
  • 1914 ??
  • Category
  • Radio module pre 1926 (not a part, not a key)
  • ID
  • 106012
    • alternative name: Lee De Forest Mfg.

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 2
  • Main principle
  • Detector with Vacuum Tube (Valve), no tuner; 1 AF stage(s)
  • Power type and voltage
  • Storage and/or dry batteries
  • Loudspeaker
  • - For headphones or amp.
  • Material
  • Wooden case, TUBES VISIBLE.
  • from
  • Model: Audion Detector and Amplifier 14T - DeForest Radio Telephone &
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel, Box - most often with Lid (NOT slant panel).
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 330 x 340 x 155 mm / 13 x 13.4 x 6.1 inch
  • Notes
  • Audion Detector and One Step Amplifier. No Tuner included. Not made by DeForest (De Forest)
    This later work of a craftsman or collector is an interesting looking piece for a less serious collector and it is very unusual. But it becomes dangerous for the owner when he/she is selling it as a deForest set, because it has not much to do with deForest. It can be called a fake. It is probably not even a replica ... and should be specially engraved as what it is ...

    We know that there are many fakes around from that early time. Many of them have been done by Phil Weingarten of New York City (deceased for a number of years now), but this one is not entirely typical of Phil's work, but he did have an engraving machine and liked to put one-line legends on his stuff. And it was well within his capacity and his stock of old components. All these sets can result in unjust sellings and should be well marked (engraved). We actually show quite a number of replicas and fakes under such terms (simple model search). Replica show mostly models which are without doubt a replica, but "fake" show the problematic stuff. I'm glad we have this one and I hope more American members (or guests) will show us more! This will be duplicated there. Alan Larsen told us: I have never seen deForest engraved in anything.

  • Author
  • Model page created by Albert Vonarburg. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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