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Original U.S. Vietnam War Era TA-312/PT Field Telephones in Carry Cases with Straps - Set of Two

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Set of Two available. This is an original set of two Vietnam War Era U.S. TA-312/PT Field Telephone Sets, complete in their original CY-1277B/PT carry cases. This equipment has not been tested by IMA but we were told that they are functional. However, we will not guarantee functionality. These were sold as surplus, and do not appear to have been used much at all.

Both Still have their original Data plates, one of which reads:

TELEPHONE SET TA-312/PT
SERIAL NO. 38867
KELLOGG SWITCHBOARD AND SUPPLY CO.
A DIVISION OF I.T. & T. CORP.

ORDER NO. 29609 - PH - 56
U.S

The other unit Data plate reads:

TELEPHONE SET TA-312/PT
SERIAL NO. 64448
RADIO ENGINEERING PRODUCTS
CONTRACT NO. DAABO5-67-C-1967
U.S

The contract numbers on these units suggest one was made in the 50s, and the second was made in the 60s, however during the interwar years, sometimes contracts were fulfilled over the course of many years, so accurately dating these is not really possible.

As stated before, they both really are in nice shape. All the knobs and buttons are intact and seem to work, and the side cranks turn smoothly. The cases are in nice used condition, though one has markings that are quite faded. Both have functional zippers and intact functional carry straps.

The analog, 2-wire, battery operated TA-312/PT replaced and will interoperate with the World War II and Korean War EE-8 field phones. The rugged and reliable TA-312 was used from the 1950s through the 1980s before being superceded by the TA-838 analog field phone. TA-312's continue in use throughout the U.S. forces as well as many allied countries. Many call these the "Cadillac of Field Phones." These were designed to have a dry operating range of over 20 miles when paired with U.S. G.I. Telephone Cable.

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