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Original German WWII Wehrmacht Model FF33 Field Telephone Dated by Vereinigte- Bayerische 1939

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Original Item: Only One Available. The feldfernsprecher (field telephone) 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 feldfernsprecher 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 good service used condition with brown bakelite case, handset, all four data plates, and is 1939 dated. There is a crank handle included, and the inside of the upper housing is marked with a arrow logo reading Vereinigte- Bayerische-Telephonwerke, a known maker during the war.

There is a partial Waffenamt on the terminal area near where the handset attaches, and the phone still has an intact white Prüftaste (test button). The outer housing measures approximately 11" W x 8 1/2" H x 4".

We have not tested this for functionality but it appears to be in working order though it would be best to have a professional look at it before use. It also shows some cracking to the bakelite, with a chunk missing on the lower right front lid. The outer housing latches closed correctly, and the pivoting cover for the front terminals is present and functional.

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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