[2009 RBL Lot 23] - A Pair of German Field Telephones

"Most ARRSE regulars will be aware that we run an annual charity auction to raise funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Over the years this has gone from strength to strength and last year we managed to raise over £6000 pounds which is an incredible testimony to the generosity of you, our members. I'm sure everyone is aware of the excellent work that they do but, if not, then please have a look at the this thread.

Possibly one of the most unusual items that we have had is this one kindly donated by

A pair of field telephones from the 'German Bundeswehr' FF-54 aka FF OB/ZB.

Working properly, you just need a two-core cable and you can cover a distance of several kilometres.
(Even one core and earth would do as well btw.)

Anything else you will need is just two 1.5 V D-batteries and you can start your conversation. :)

Manufacturer: Standard Elektrik Lorenz (SEL) resp affiliated companies.
Solid and indestructible workmanship, built for eternity.
Used but in good condition.

Measurements: 25cm x 16cm x 11cm; weight 3.8 kg each
Transmission frequencies: 300 to 3,400 hz
Bakelite casing, dust- and splashproof.

You'll get two field phones, containers for batteries, cables for link and battery and manual.

Definitely a nice collector's item. :)

This is what they look like:

(For those who speak German, this site gives you even more information about the field telephones.)

Please note that the auction will start on 1 Nov and run until 1100 on 11 Nov.

Click here for auction rules.

If you have an item that you wish to donate then please Contact Us"
Auction now live
YesItsMe said:
Congratulations, jagman. :)

Please PM me the address to send the telephones to, once you've made the donation.

Thank you for supporting the RBL.
Will do' just as soon as I figure out how to do so :D

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