FELIX the Cat; Felix der Kater; Crystal set, Detektor all models

Unknown Europe

  • Year
  • 1924
perfect model
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 244911
    • alternative name: Unbekannt Europa

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 Technical Specifications

  • Main principle
  • Crystal or Solid State Detector
  • Tuned circuits
  • 1 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Material
  • Special material, described in the notes.
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  • Model: FELIX the Cat; Felix der Kater; Crystal set, Detektor [all models] - Unknown Europe
  • Shape
  • Design Radio or Novelty / Gadget - fancy or unusual shape.
  • Notes
  • This Character "Felix the Cat" debuted in a short film "feline follies" in 1900. It was soon syndicated to hundreds of newspapers around the world and became an international celebrity.

    In 1924 it was used for a novelty crystal set (S.J.E.,London), also self construction guides were issued e.g. by "Amateur Wireless" or the "Radiowelt".

    Tuning took place by moving the cat's tail, which moved  one coil of a variometer made from two loosely coupled basket coils, where one was fixed and the other could be swung. Another type used a tail-operated slide coil.

    The whole Novelty was made from plywood. Several designes are known (UK, Germany/Austria)

    To avoid scattering all over RMorg the different types are concentrated here under their common name FELIX, the cartoon character.

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The model FELIX the Cat; Felix der Kater; is part of the collections of the following members.