Original German WWII 1939 dated Feldfernsprecher FF 33 Field Telephone by F. Merk Telefonbau

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The feldfernsprecher 33 (FF33) was the standard field telephone of the German military forces of WWII. It is a general purpose field telephone designed for wired communications. It was introduced in 1933 as a modern replacement for the previous WWI legacy field telephones the last of the series being the feldfern-sprecher 26 (1926). The FF33 can also be connected to the Torn. Fu. D2 and Torn. Fu. Bl, and F series radio sets to act as a remote handset.

Ingeniously designed with what appears to be one traditional wartime style handset, the lid interior of one has built in electrical circuit schematics for informational purposes. Used by the German Army throughout WW2 and continued in service for another 25 years into the Cold War era.

See the book "Deutche Soldaten" by Agustin Saiz, pages 170/171, for more information on the Feldfernsprecher 33 phones.

This example is offered in very good condition with complete brown/red bakelite case, handset, crank handle, cord, all 4 data plates, and is 1939 Dated. The inner steel housing is maker marked and dated as follows:

17128  (MT) 1939

The "M over T in Circle" logo stands for maker F. Merk Telefonbau of München (Munich). The bakelite handset is 1937 dated under a maker mark, so it is definitely WWII Issue, with a plaited cloth covered cord. There is also a Waffenamt on the metal housing under the white Prüftaste (test button). The housing measures approximately 11" W x 8 1/2" H x 4".

We have not tested this for functionality but it appears to be complete and in working order. Offered in very good collectible, these have become increasingly difficult to find over the past decade. Ready to add to your collection and display!

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