Type F Field Telephone Box

You might remember that a few months back we looked at an F-Type Field Telephone here. I mentioned at the time that the telephone should have been housed in a wooden box; happily I have now managed to find an empty Type F box in which to put the telephone for the princely sum of £8 at the Pickering WW2 weekend last weekend:imageThe box is made of wood, with a hinged front/lid. It is clearly marked ‘Telephone Set F’:imageAnd there is a /|\ mark painted on as well:imageOn the ends of the box are loops to allow a carrying strap to be fitted and metal reinforcements in the corners:imageThe telephone slips into the box:imageIt engages with slots on the base of the box to hold it secure:imageAt the back of the box is a printed metal plaque giving details of the telephone and how to use it:imageInterestingly there should be a second metal instruction plate on the back of the lid. This is missing but there are scratched markings on the inside of the hinged lid, the only one I can make out is ‘Extension No6’:imageThe next job is to find a second field telephone to allow me to run a wire between them and actually use the kit…

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