Field Telephones of WW I
alter Art (2) - Army Field Telephone, old model of 1905
with phonetic signaling. Cylindrical telephone body made of
aluminum and covered with black leather. Long push-to-talk
key going along the telephone body. Earpiece with thick felt
be continued after the picture set...
WW I the German Imperial Army used two principally different lines of field
telephones for its infantry units. A fairly heavy Feldfernsprecher
or "Field Telephones" were in use by signalers in the 2nd and 3rd
line positions or at headquarters while each infantry regiment in the front line
was equipped by several more lightweight Armeefernsprechgerät
or "Army Field Telephones".
top of push-to-talk key, "Armeefernsprechgerät alter Art" had two
round shaped keys, one at each side of the telephone body. White key on the
right side was Calling Button (Summerknopf) while black key on the left side
allowed to increase temporarily, the strength of incoming signals.
have another sample of Armeefernsprechgerät alter Art together
with its external earpiece and old type of battery box (Armeesprechbatterie
alter Art) in our Showcase No. 7L.