Item:
ONSV1001A

Original WWII US Army Signal Corps BD-71 Field Telephone Switchboard - French Reissue

Regular price $425.00

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Item Description

Original Item: Very Few One Available. These are mint condition, WWII manufactured, then reissued post war to the French Army, complete BD71 switchboards set by Leich Electric. Included with the switchboard are the following items:

- Chest microphone still wrapped in cardboard box.

- Headset assembly HS-30-U still sealed in paper foil bag with stock number 2B830.

- Microphone T-45 still sealed in paper foil bag.

- Headset cord still sealed in paper foil bag.

- Insert m-300 still sealed in paper foil bag.

- Spare Lamp in cardboard box.

- Manuals and schematics in paper bag all in French.

- Original wood case that has fold out field legs not often encountered on many models.

- Original Wood Transit Chest.

Offered in excellent unissued restored condition Original U.S. data plate replaced by one in French.

We have not tested for functionality of switchboard but all parts appear to be present and in superb unissued or refurbished condition, however, we cannot guarantee functionality.

Technical specs of the BD-71:

Field or camp monocord 6 Line Switchboard, cabinet style, self-enclosing, with handles and carrying strap; not requiring packing case. Total weight about 48 pounds, packed. Equipment is accessible from front, top and rear of cabinet. Line drop acts as ring-off or re-ring drop. A lamp on each side of switchboard furnishes illumination for night operation. Lower half of front acts as writing shelf and has a sheet of white pyrolin erasable writing surface for diagrams or other data. Trunks to other switchboards must be of the ringdown type. Simplex coils provided on two line units for telegraph or phantom use. Two BD-71 switchboards can be used together to double capacity. Spark gaps provided on lines. Includes hand generator for ringing.

DUE TO THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THIS ITEM PLEASE ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR SHIPMENT PREPARATION.

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