Posted 8 years ago
This was an unexpected EBay find. Usually I don't collect Millitary phones but this was priced right. When I received it I had no history or any information on it. Through "ATCA" club members; I got details of it. As well as what I found once I knew where it was manufactured. Most of the information on this phone is in German.
The phone name is a "Tischfernsprecher 38". It was used by the "Wehrmacht"; Armed Forces of Nazi Germany in 1939. (Date is on metal plate on back end of phone).
The phone was used as a "bunker" phone. Not a field phone. The battery box supplied a 1.5 to 3 volt charge to the carbon microphone. The microphone (element) has a "Swastika" below the eagle in red ink/paint.
If any of this information is incorrect please let me know so I can change it.