Speaker Box

Kelvin Mechanical Laboratories Limited, Manufacturer

1948
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Maker and Role
Kelvin Mechanical Laboratories Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
1948
Description
Wooden speaker box, brown, with a 266 mm diameter hole cut in the side. The speaker inside the case projects sound out of the circular hole through a woven rattan or similar material covering the hole. On the front of the speaker, above the speaker hole, is a black and silver metal plate which has been nailed to the box. This has a trade mark "KML" and the words: "Sound Equipment Designed and Produced by Kelvin Mechanical Laboratories Limited P O Box 1799 - Auckland N.Z." There is a leather handle on top of the speaker box and it is bolted on by metal brackets. The back of the box is hinged by galvanised metal brackets at the base of the box and 2 metal fasteners at the top. The door can be lifted off the box to provide access to approximately 12 metres of black electrical cord and a plug inlet. The base of the box has 3 rubber washers acting as coasters. The fourth corner has a thin, rubber washer where the original used to be. There is a pink address label on the door of the box, it
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Signature/Marks and Type
KML
KLM/ Trade Mark/ Sound Equipment/ Designed and produced by/ Kelvin Mechanical Laboratories/ Limited/ P.O.BOX 1799 Auckland. N.Z. Maker's Plate
B.E. JONES/ F.1 2-5 Marema Ave,/ Epsom, Auckland, 3 Label
KLM/ Trade Mark/ Sound Equipment/ Designed and produced by/ Kelvin Mechanical Laboratories/ Limited/ P.O.BOX 1799 Auckland. N.Z. Maker's Plate
B.E. JONES/ F.1 2-5 Marema Ave,/ Epsom, Auckland, 3 Label
Accession No
2004.304
Credit Line
Kelvin Mechanical Laboratories Limited. 1948. Speaker Box, 2004.304. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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