MARCONI WIRELESS of AMERICA - BC14 RECEIVER (SCR-54A)

 
Frequency range 200 to 600m
Catswhisker detector.
Manufactured for the U.S. Army Signal Corps by de Forest, Liberty Electric, Wireless Specialty Apparatus, General Radio, and Marconi Wireless of America.
It was part of the SCR-54A artillery spotter outfit.
Net weight: 6 kg

The field outfit containing the BC-14A radio was designated Type RC-1,and it was available from the supply sergeant of the artillery battery to which the wireless man was assigned. It consisted of:

The radio itself and :

1 ST-5 carrying strap
2 P-11 headphones
4 DC-1 crystals (3 as spares)
3 M-14 crystal springs (2 as spares)
1 hank W-20 stranded wire
2 BA-4 batteries to power the tuning buzzer
1 TL-2 screwdriver set to put everything together.

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BC14 image via Rdiomuseum.org
 
 Credits and References:

1) https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/deforest_scr_54a_radio_receiving_s.html
 
 

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Apr 19/20