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German Field Telephones of WW I

  • Streckenfernsprecher 15 - Miners telephone, model 1907, used by German Imperial Army communications troops at the beginning of WW I when constructing permanent wire lines.

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Portable telephone of this type was listed in "Taschenhandbuch für Feldtelegrafisten" issued in 1917 for German Imperial army communications troops. 

Carbon microphone and electromagnetic receiver were placed back-to-back near the operator's ear. 

Such portable telephones were produced in Germany up to late 1930s. Our sample has a capacitor inside marked "3.39".

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