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Child's china teaplate, c 1922.

Child's china teaplate, c 1922.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 32cm


Plate with cartoon bearing the legend '2ZY Manchester calling'. The first radio and television broadcasting stations used call-signs, identification codes still used by radio amateurs, ships and aircraft. Most familiar was ZLO for London. As this plate suggests the public cheerfully accepted this rather official means of identification.

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