You are bidding on
a SUPERB and VERY RARE early variant of a WW2 Imperial Japanese Army / Navy Field Telephone!
There are three
types of Japanese field telephones known to exist. The standard telephone was
the Type 92. However, this type is it’s
predecessor, being made very early (pre-war).
It was brought back from WW2 by a US veteran, so I am not sure in what
capacity it was used.
Made of a leather,
bakelite, wood, steel, and aluminum, this phone is in VERY NICE used
condition! Somewhat resembling the WW1
British Ericsson & Martins Trench/Field Telephones, the leather case
features two compartments, and when opened reveals access to the main unit, the
handset, the line connections, and extra ear piece (so two people can listen at
the same time). Both the earphone and
the microphone are together in a heavy aluminum and bakelite ear/mouthpiece,
with a “push to talk” lever along one side of the assembly. There is some slight corrosion on the metal
fittings due to moisture in storage, but it could easily be cleaned up. Mouthpiece has a flip-down cover, with Kanji markings stamped into the front.
The main unit
features a button for signalling in morse-code on the top (can be accessed through
the thin leather patch on the left, as well as a separate button on the
side. There is a spot to fit the
battery, as well as an external connector.
It does not feature an internal generator. Various handwritten markings and factory
stamps throughout. I had one of these variants many years ago, and that specific example was dated 1932…so I suspect this one is also early-war or pre-war.
The second earpiece plugs directly into the
main set, and also is complete. The leather on the outer case has is still quite soft, with no breaks or damage. Brought back by a US veteran, it would make a
PERFECT item for any collection or display!
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