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Western Electric 'Weconomy' 2 Valve Amplifier C.1923
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This early and scarce two-valve amplifier was produced by the English branch of the Western Electric Company. Under their 'Weconomy' brand this amp dates from between 1923-25. In 1925 the group was renamed STC. These small amps were created for use alongside the emerging crystal and valve radios of the time and as such bear the BBC approval mark. However, they were probably also used for microphones as well. This example is marked 'patent applied for' in several places suggesting it may have been quite an early example. This sale includes the two rare original Western Electric 4101DL valves. Both have been tested and glow nicely. At zero bias and 30v each measured 6-7 milli-amps so work fine.
Historic Tech has clarified that the Western Electric 'Weconomy' 2 Valve Amplifier C.1923 (LA359995) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1923
Please see the images for the condition and please note I have not tested this item in any way. Basically, it is in good original untouched condition but as you can see the Bakelite side dial is quite damaged. It would be easy enough to replace this with a close matching period dial, but I've left it as found in case you wanted to use it to make up an exact match instead.
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This Western Electric 'Weconomy' 2 Valve Amplifier C.1923 is located in Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom