Radio Remote Control, Philco Mystery Control. Brown polished wooden case with brass and Bakelite dial.;The Philco "Mystery Control" is an early wireless remote control for a console radio. It operated by sending out a pulse at a frequency below the AM band, which was picked up by a receiver on the radio console, and changed the channel. This item is a nice example of a developing technology (wireless remote control) which was significantly ahead of its time. The item is also a nice example of 1930s design and styling.;On adhesive label on bottom of case "Part No. 39-6131" and partially obscured "015549".;Given to Amway corporate archives, but because the item was unrelated to the company's history, they passed it on to the Museum.
Wood, Brass, Bakelite
Gift Of Anonymous
Be Curious (October 1 2013 – March 1 2015) Rotating display of recently accessioned artifacts.