the" Express & Star" November 18th, 1924.
Wireless as it
How different the average
‘wireless’ set is from its name, wires here, wires
there, wires everywhere, but we have just seen something
different a set without a single wire visible.
In a very cosy room an Express and
Star representative visited was a handsome cabinet,
quite a piece of furniture in itself, and in this every
thing is concealed. In fact, there was nothing in sight
to remind one of wireless. Upon raising the hinged lid
there appeared the few operating dials, and a pair of
double doors midway exposed the loud speaker, not the
ordinary kind, but one in harmony with the cabinet and
forming part of it.
A switch marked ‘off’ was turned to
a position marked ‘on’ (just as simple as switching an
electric light switch) and instantly there came floating
through the room sounds of an orchestra, beautifully
clear and distinct: every note of the instruments could
be heard without distortion or scratch. A few moments
later came a deep "Hullo," followed by an announcement
in Flemish. It appears that the set had been previously
tuned to Brussels, and the little switch only required
turning on to again receive that station, no further
adjustments being necessary. Inquiries showed that this
switch enabled any station to be tuned in, and when
again switched on - even after several days - the same
station would be immediately received.
A slight alteration to the dials
brought in London, Manchester, Bournemouth, and several
other stations, and in order to further show how easy it
was to get foreign stations, Paris and Brussels were
tuned in in less than five seconds each. This set is
specially designed for those who know nothing about
wireless, and yet wish to enjoy the excellent concerts
now being broadcast: and in this respect it will
particularly appeal to ladies, not only on account of
its simplicity, but for elegant design and purity of
tone. The sets can be supplied to harmonise with
existing furniture - mahogany, light or dark oak, etc.
It is a pleasure to add that it is
the product of local labour throughout, and we feel sure
that when this A.J.S. set is heard in the demonstration
room of Mr. Gordon Smith, the sole district agent,
Lichfield St., Wolverhampton, any doubts there may be
regarding one's capabilities of ‘managing’ a set will
be instantly, removed.