Historical information

An example of a field Telephone Set which was used by Australian forces during the Second World War for verbal communications over short distances.

Physical description

Rectangular aluminum green painted box with metal loops secured to the sides of the body. . The housing opens by a hinged fold back lid that is secured by a hook and eye closure. Attached to the inside of the lid is a metal plate with instructions for use together with a circuitry diagram. The interior contains the phone assembly and is divided by a metal box with a pull up button in front. There are two terminals at the front right hand side in line with an external winder. Attached with a cord to the left side is a black bakelite telephone handset.

Inscriptions & markings

YAA856 Telephone Set “L” No2 (Aust)