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ID number:  BIRRC-P0834
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Historic Physics Collection
Artist / Maker:  Actual box unknown, but contents assembled in Department of Physics at University of Birmingham
Title / Object name:  Electrician's Box
Object type:  Electronic component
Place made:  Europe: United Kingdom, West Midlands, Birmingham
Date made:  c. 1950s
Materials:  Wooden box with sundry contents
Measurements:  50 x 38 x 19 cm

A wooden box with many partitions containing an assortment of components for electronic equipment, including a variety of thermionic valves. In the lid is a compartment containing hand-drawn circuit diagrams. This is a box that an electronics technician would carry around to service instruments in the Department of Physics, many of which would have been home-built in the electronics workshop.

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