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I am puting together an WW2 artillery battery command post and would like some help as to the equipment used to connect the gun battery phones to the battery officers CP. It's the control unit I require that the various phones would be wired into. Can't find it in W for W books. Thanks

Nigel

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Do you mean a manual telephone exchange ? At that time it would likely have been a 10 line magneto switchboard see:

 

http://www.qsl.net/pe1ngz/army/army-uk/uk-line-img/switchboard-magneto-10line.jpg

 

or

 

http://www.qsl.net/pe1ngz/army/army-uk/uk-line-img/uc10.jpg

 

You can request much documentation from royalsignals.org.uk - I guess it isn't in the WftW books because it isn't wireless ?

 

Regards

 

Iain

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Do you mean a manual telephone exchange ? At that time it would likely have been a 10 line magneto switchboard see:

 

http://www.qsl.net/pe1ngz/army/army-uk/uk-line-img/switchboard-magneto-10line.jpg

 

or

 

http://www.qsl.net/pe1ngz/army/army-uk/uk-line-img/uc10.jpg

 

You can request much documentation from royalsignals.org.uk - I guess it isn't in the WftW books because it isn't wireless ?

 

Regards

 

Iain

 

The first photo is of a 1944 exchange and you need a phone with it to make it complete. The second photo is of an earlier exchange which is a complete unit. My advice is to go for the earlier exchange.

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I am puting together an WW2 artillery battery command post and would like some help as to the equipment used to connect the gun battery phones to the battery officers CP. It's the control unit I require that the various phones would be wired into. Can't find it in W for W books. Thanks

Nigel

 

Not quite sure what you mean. see http://nigelef.tripod.com/maindoc.htm Figure 2.

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