Theatre Speaker

Western Electric Company, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Western Electric Company, Manufacturer
Large, pyramid-shaped speaker with curved edges and dividing baffles inside. The speaker is attached to a tapering end which narrows down to a square metal box section with bracket. To that a motor with handle on one side and electrical connections are attached. Label attached reads: "From T. H. Parker Plaza Theatre Tairua" ; "'Talkies movie theatre speaker horn c. late 1920's - 30's'".
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
Western Electric / U S A / 594A LOUD SPEAKING / TELEPHONE / PATENT 1707544 1707545 1734624 1930915 / PAT PEND / SERIAL NO 1912 Maker's Plate
Western Electric / U.S.A. / 19A RECEIVER ATTACH [...] Sticker
Western Electric / 24A [.]ORN / P[.] 173042[.] [.]01089 Sticker
THE [...] / Electrical [...] Inc. Sticker
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Western Electric Company. Theatre Speaker, F2194.2004. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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