Original German WWII Model FF33 Wehrmacht Field Telephone - Feldfernsprecher 33
Original Item: The feldfernsprecher 33 (FF33) is 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.
The telephone is 28 x 21 x 10cm and weighs 5.84 Kg with batteries installed.The complete telephone has of the following components: a press to talk (PTT)
handset, switchboard patch cable, generator crank, shoulder strap, 1.5 volt battery and internal framework for the telephone components.
Each phone comes in it's own bakelite case and operates with the use of two 1.5 volt Batteries (D-cell) and a fold out crank handle to initiate a ring on the receiving end. Batteries, and shoulder straps are not included.
Ingeniously designed with what appears to be a traditional wartime style handset, the lid interior 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.
All phones are genuine wartime production dating from the 1937-1945 and each has a German inspection markings.
Each in fabulous display condition, all of the phones we tested operate but we do not guarantee functionality. See the book "Deutche Soldaten" by Agustin Saiz, pages 170/171, for more information on the Feldfernsprecher 33 phones.
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