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Details about  Scarce CGE (GE Canada) BTH Bakelite 4kΩ Headphones WKG Crystal Radio Set Headset

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Scarce CGE (GE Canada) BTH Bakelite 4kΩ Headphones WKG Crystal Radio Set Headset
Scarce-CGE-GE-Canada-BTH-Bakelite-4k-Headphones-WKG-Crystal-Radio-Set-Headset
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Item condition:
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Ended:
27 May, 2012 13:37:58 BST
Winning bid:
£28.28
17 bids ]
Postage:
£3.45 Economy Delivery | See details
Item location:
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
140756495312
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  21 May, 2012 16:18:56 BST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Type:

Radio

Parts Type:

*kopfhörer*casque à écouteurs*auricular*audífono*

Sub-Type:

Tube/ Valve Radios

Decade:

1920s



ALTHOUGH AT FIRST SIGHT THESE MIGHT SIMPLY

LOOK LIKE JUST A SOUGHT-AFTER PAIR OF 'BTH' HEADPHONES,

COLLECTORS, JUST HAVE A LOOK AT THE TRADEMARK, MARQUE, LOGO...



HAVE YOU SEEN ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THIS VARIANT?


IS THIS THE RAREST EVER BRITISH SET?





IDENTICAL VARIATION


 
HIGH QUALITY


*WORKING

C.G.E / CGE

MADE IN ENGLAND

PATENT NO. 199678



(BRITISH THOMSON-HOUSTON
- B.T.H. / BTH / BT-H)

HEADPHONES

WIRELESS TELEPHONES

MANUFACTURED BY

BRITISH THOMSON-HOUSTON CO. LTD.

(Crown House, Aldwich, London WC2)

GENUINE LEATHER HEADBAND

C.G.E / CGE

MADE IN ENGLAND

PATENT NO. 199678

(MOULDED ONTO BOTH HEADPIECES)



'MADE IN ENGLAND' AND 'PAT NO.199678' IS MOULDED ON BOTH SIDES,

EACH HEADPIECE
ON THESE EXTREMELY COLLECTABLE (AND PATENTED) HEADPHONES

IS ADORNED WITH A DIFFERENT  
"C G E"  NOT  "B T-H" MOULDED LOGO.

 
THESE HAVE THUS BEEN MANUFACTURED
IN THE EARLY 1920s

FOR THE CANADIAN GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
 
.
I HAVE NEVER BEFORE SEEN ANOTHER SUCH VARIANT IN 25 YEARS!


ALSO UNABLE TO FIND REFERENCE, FROM EITHER RESEARCH,

OR FROM THE SAGES OF THE 'VINTAGE RADIO COGNESCI',

YOU'LL AGREE THAT THIS IS A MOST UNUSUAL FIND!





SIMILAR TO VARIATION WITH THE MOULDED STAMP DISPLAYING

BBC /B.B.C.
"TYPE APPROVED BY POSTMASTER GENERAL"


LIKELY 4000 Ω / ohm

* NOT TESTED ON AN OHMETER

EARLY 1920s

LIMITED SIGNS OF USE


THOMSON HOUSTON ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY OF CANADA WAS INCORPORATED IN MONTREAL IN 1882, WHILST THE  THOMSON HOUSTON ELECTRIC COMPANY WAS FORMED IN LYNN, MASS, US IN 1883 - BOTH WERE PRECURSORS OF THE RESPECTIVE CANADIAN AND AMERICAN GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANIES. EACH 'GE' COMPANY WAS CREATED IN 1892 WHEN THE 'THOMSON HOUSTON'
M
ERGED WITH THE EDISON ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY OF CANADA (of Hamilton, Ontario)
AND THE EDISON
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (of Schenectady, New York).

BRITISH THOMSON HOUSTON WAS SUBSEQUENTLY FORMED IN 1896 AS A SUBSIDIARY
OF THE MERGED US COMPANY, LOOKING AFTER ITS INTERESTS IN GREAT BRITAIN,
ALTHOUGH THIS SUGGESTS STRONG EARLY LINKS BETWEEN 'GE' AND 'CGE':

Canadian General Electric - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




Cat's Whisker Radio - Ricevitore Galena

♫ ♪ ılıllllılı ♪ ♫                                                    ♫ ♪ ılıllllılı ♪ ♫

Detektorempfänger - Poste à Galène



FOR REFERENCE, MY SET OF 'BT-H' EXAMPLES (SOLD APRIL 1st FOR £56):

Item image




From the much-championed and celebrated 1920s Brown Brothers catalogue:

"B.T.H. Phones have become famous for their wonderful sensitiveness and tonal quality.

Comfortable and readily adjustable, faithfully producing speech

and music with maximum amplitude of sound."








kopfhörer / doppelfernhörer / hörmuschel / ohrmuschel

casque à écouteurs / hovedtelefon

koptelefoon / oortelefoon / auricular / audífono fone

receptor para ouvidos / hörlurar

 

DESIGNED TO CONNECT TO A

CRYSTAL RADIO RECEIVER

DURING THE EARLY 1920s

 
 


EXCELLENT OVERALL COSMETIC CONDITION

No cracks, no splits, no scuffs to bakelite (59mm) earpieces

Vibrant moulded lettering on both sides, with NO wear.

Real leather headband is in supreme condition -

with little signs of use - no missing nor loose stitching.

Both metal sliders complete, top one loose on its 'U'

Thick high-quality fabric-covered cord is totally free of wear.


* WORKING

* CLICKS CONFIDENTLY BOTH SIDES WHEN TERMINALS ARE PUT TO A BATTERY

(NB: ONE TERMINAL HAS GONE MISSING SINCE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN, AND WILL ONLY BE INCLUDED IF FOUND)


* NOT TESTED ON AN OHMETER




ALL IMAGES ARE OF THE ITEM OFFERED IN THIS AUCTION

(have many more, if needed please send email address)


 


This is a seven day auction, but I may reduce to five days, and/or add a Buy-It-Now. Kindly study the clear description and, should there be any doubt, await for definitive images.

Payment please within 2 days by PayPal, by Sterling denominated cheque or by crossed Postal Order. Other payment methods may be possible with the seller's discretion. Cash upon collection is fine. At checkout, please look at the payment instructions before making payment. Indeed buyer would be advised to kindly await invoice, so he/she will be shown all appropriate shipping options, especially if you require Registered Mail and/or insurance.


UK Shipping Royal Mail Second Class, with options for First Class and First Class Recorded. Special Delivery would also be an option if in a hurry. Will ship worldwide, by Royal Mail Small Packet Airmail, carrying nominal insurance, and always retaining a Certificate of Posting. Australia and NZ are now a little more than the RoW. No shipping to Russia, Argentina or the Middle East, except by special arrangement. Your purchase will be automatically insured up to £48, but I can bear no reponsibilty for loss or damage in transit. My quality packaging has been reputed the world over 25 years, and I am confident that your package will arrive at its desination unscathed. Optional : UK Registered Mail £1. Overseas Registered Mail £5.50, Airsure £6.50. Registered Mail is essential on any item where your total cost (including shipping) is more than £48, if only because FULL insurance will be borne by myself.

UK postal prices rose at the end of April, by up to 30% in some cases, and all quotes reflect this change.


********



 
Weighs 275g

Packed weight 450g/500g


 

 UK - £3.45

(First Class +55p, Recorded +£1)

 


Europe - Small Packet Airmail - £6.50

USA/Canada/RoW - Small Packet Airmail - £9.75

Australasia - Small Packet Airmail - £10

(International Registered / Signed For - £5.50)



ROYAL MAIL POSTAL TARIFFS ROSE ON APRIL 30TH

(AN AVERAGE OF 15%-20%, SOME LESS, BUT SOME CONSIDERABLY MORE)


MY POSTAL QUOTES REFLECT ALL CHANGES



WILL HAPPILY COMBINE SHIPPING

Maximum benefit will of course always be given

Indeed Registered post / Airsure add-on will be the same for however of other of my items shipped together (max 2kg)

Please bookmark my seller page, and have a look over the next few days for some great offers...
even on other eBay sites! Look at eBay US, Spain, Italy and Australia...


Many of my listings are regularly offered on other forums and/or privately.

Circumstances might change.

All my auctions/offers may thus be adjusted at any time (subject to no bids)


* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

MY ITEMS TEND TO SUIT COLLECTORS OF:

 

SPITFIRE

HEADSET

WIRELESS

MIKROFON

DETEKTOR

EARPHONE

CHURCHILL

TELEPHONY

WEHRMACHT

TELEGRAPHY

MICROPHONE

CRYSTAL SET

Detektor-Gerät

Poste à Galène

REENACTMENT

RE-ENACTMENT

Ricevitore Galena

Feldfunksprecher

Detektorempfänger

BATTLE OF BRITAIN

ZWEITE WELDKRIEG

Stoffanschlußschnüren

VINTAGE TECHNOLOGY

CRYSTAL RECEIVER

"BBC" Registration

THEATRE OF WAR

MARCONIPHONE

BROADCASTING

CRYSTAL RADIO

CAT'S WHISKER

MOUNTBATTEN

ADOLF HITLER

Sturmgeschütz

HEAD PHONE

Kriegsmarine

DETECTEUR

FIELD GEAR

EAR PHONE

WARGAMES

TRENCHES

Fernmelder

Kopfbügel

SHERMAN

MILITARIA

FÜHRER

TRENCH

PANZER

TANK

HUN

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *


On 21-May-12 at 16:18:56 BST, seller added the following information:

 

PLEASE NOTE!


I HAVE FOUND THE MISSING ORIGINAL TERMINAL

(UNDER THE WEIGHING SCALES!)



BOTH MATCHING TERMINALS,
 
AS SHOWN IN THE IMAGES,

ARE THEREFORE NOW INCLUDED IN THE AUCTION
.


GOOD LUCK!



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