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circa 1930
18 × 10 × 23 cm

A 2V lead-acid cell used both for 'coffin' radios and farm radios. Many are the stories told of the family's eldest son cycling into town to have the battery recharged by the local garage or radio serviceman.

The hard rubber case was made by Dunlop Rubber Australia.

English radios used 2V, 4V and 6.3V valves. US used mainly 5V valves, run off the car battery or its spare, and controlled by a filament rheostat. Farm radios used a new series of 2V valves from about 1934. Later the farm radios were configured to run off 6.3V, still with 2V filaments.