1917 Marconi 294-C Radio Receiver


1917 Marconi 294-C Radio Receiver

Beautiful WWI Era receiver made in Aldene, NJ by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. Of America.

There were different versions of the CM 294, and this version is perhaps the most uncommon, with tuning dials on the bottom of the panel, and exposed tap switches and contacts on top. The radio could be used with either a vacuum tube detector or a crystal detector and had a wavelength range of 250-3100 meters.

Condition is excellent throughout, the cabinet is original throughout (including the interior hardware), and the chassis is pristine, as you can see in the photographs. The radio’s robust tuning mechanism is complete and original and working properly. Original buzzer, original buzzer cover, and original buzzer button. The wiring is original, with no re-wiring, no re-soldering, no repairs or modifications. Coils are clean, with no stains, no loose wire, no issues. Tuning coils and tuning condensers can be manipulated easily.

Panel is excellent and undamaged, and the engraved brass tags are all original. Original knobs, original pointers, original tap switches, original contacts. Original cabinet and panel screws, too. The cabinet screws on the back of the cabinet are replacements, as is one of the cabinet screws on the side. All other cabinet screws are original. All of the binding posts are original, and none of the binding post nuts are missing.

The cabinet finish is original, with scattered marks and nicks consistent with age and normal handling, but no signs of abuse or neglect. The original Marconi ID plate is in excellent condition, with normal age-related oxidation and wear.

The radio has not been tested and is being offered for historical purposes only, with no assurances stated or implied that it is suitable for contemporary broadcast reception.

Measures approximately 20″ wide by 12″ high by 11″ deep.

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