First world war field telephone.

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A nice rare piece of First World War history.

A bargain price to make space.

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This is an old field telephone from the First World War. As you can see it was made by Western Electric in 1917 and is just as I received it. I lovely piece of wartime history and as I have never come across this model I would say quite rare to find. The handset extends out and a small flap is hinged out to produce a mouthpiece. At sometime it has had a small holder for modern batteries to be used but other than that looks totally original. It has all the diagrams on the inside doors and also the names used to denote the letters of the alphabet. The canvas cover is a little worn but otherwise in great as found condition. This is untested and untouched by me and so sold as a non working collector’s item and still with 70 odd years of dirt. Postage at cost only to other parts of the world. Please contact me for a quote with your country and postcode etc.