In this publicity or advertising photograph, this family is listening to a radio show for their evening’s entertainment. Some old valve radios used mica capacitors (a component that stores electricity), but other materials soon proved to be superior. There was a brief flurry of interest in mica mining in New Zealand in the 1940s, but no good sources were found.
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Photograph by Gordon Burt
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