Item:
ONSV21AH200

Original WWII U.S. Army Signal Corps Telegraph Set TG-5-A by The Allen D. Cardwell Mfg. Corp.

Regular price $225.00

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. While most think of WWII as being firmly in the era of Telephone and Radio, Telegraph signals were still used in many situations. They could be used to send coded transmissions which were hard to intercept, and didn't suffer from the same level of problems from signal degradation and noise that voice communications did.

This is a very nice example of a WWII Issue U.S. Army Signal Corps TG-5-A Telegraph set, which looks to be complete, and is in very good used condition. It still has the original data plate on the top, which gives all of the information regarding the item such as manufacturer, contract number, etc:

SIGNAL CORPS       U.S. ARMY
TELEGRAPH SET TG-5-A
DESIGNED AT SIGNAL CORPS LABORATORIES
FORT MONMOUTH       NEW JERSEY
SERIAL NO. 1142       ORDER NO. 6699 - NY - 41
MADE BY
THE ALLEN D. CARDWELL MFG. CORP.
BROOKLYN NEW YORK

The set looks to be in complete functional condition, and we cannot see any components which have degraded or melted. However there is most likely oxidation on contact and other components, so it most likely would need a servicing before it could be used. Also, the latch that keeps the top lid closed is broken, so it does not lock closed.

A great piece of communications equipment from WWII, ready to display!

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