The Perikon Detector
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".
Radiola models that use the Perikon
< Manuals, labels & other paper for the above and other RCA Radiola models are available.