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Perikon Specs

Above are images of the Perikon Detector with the last one detailing the measurements for those that wish to fabricate this piece. Click on any of the above for enraged views in a separate window.

The "Perikon" detector uses two rather rare minerals; Bornite in the fixed cup and Zincite in the movable section.

The Radiola I is an example of an early receiver using this somewhat complex detector assembly. Most crystal detectors have a "cat whisker" and a chunk of Germanium for the fixed crystal. There is no cats whisker in the Perikon Detector, just two minerals that make contact with each other. My research found the Perikon Detector gives more volume than it's more common counterpart using mineral; Galena and the spring metal "cat whisker".

Other Radiola models that use the Perikon Detector:

Radiola I
Radiola V
Aeriola Jr.
GE ER-753
GE AR-1300
Westinghouse RA

 

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