Speaker, Amplion Dragon Horn; Alfred Graham; 1929; Unknown number


Speaker, Amplion Dragon Horn

About this object

This 'Amplion' speaker was made by a company called Alfred Graham & Co of London and was designed as a radio amplifier for the domestic market in the 1920's. It was marketed not only as a piece of technical equipment but as a 'fine piece of furniture'. This is one from a wide range of speakers that they produced and was based on their knowledge and expertise of acoustics in telephones and marine public address systems. They provided communication systems for the British Admiralty and all the leading shipping lines and liners including the Titanic.


Alfred Graham

Maker Role


Date Made




Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

Place Notes

Alfred Graham Company, Crofton Park, London, S.E.4

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed materials, metals, steel
inorganic, processed materials, metals, nickle
inorganic, processed materials, metals, copper
inorganic, processed materials, plastic
organic, vegetal, processed materials, wood

Inscription and Marks

Embossed on circular name plate AMPLION LOUD SPEAKER, Patentees & Manufacturers, ALFRED GRAHAM AND COMPANY, CROFTON PARK, LONDON, SE4, RESS 2000 OHMS, TYPE AR19, SERIAL D10333


h 530 mm x w 370 mm x d 380 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

Object Type


Object number

Unknown number

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