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ritter
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Places Served : CFB Valcartier, CFB Borden, AFVR Meaford, Ipperwash, CAN; Hannover, Putlos; 21 Fd Regt RCA(M)
Registration date : 2011-07-09

PostSubject: One man's trash is another man's treasure   8/11/2013, 20:35

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Attention Royal Sigs personnel
Recently one of the PSW's (Personal  Service Worker) at the nursing home where  I serve as a volunteer, brought an interesting find to my attention.  Her husband was at the township land fill site  here he found a German Field Telephone,  possibly used in WW2. Pity that it was not an Enigma set.  Donna and her husband are now thinking of  trying to find an interested collector and possible buyer.  But how does one go about this process?  I suggested that I could run her pictures of the set past some very knowledgeable experts in the Royal Sigs in the BAOR. Any suggestions for Donna would be appreciated.  Pictures follow:




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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   8/11/2013, 23:38

Stick it on E Bay
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Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   9/11/2013, 11:33

I agree with Gordon, Ritter. Another avenue to explore would be those re-enactment people.

Seeing your photos took me back to 60/61.
At that time our regiment was in Nienburg. In those days, to phone home entailed booking a call through the Regimental Office, paying for it at the same time. In due course you were notified of the time & date you could make your call.
My mate & I fixed up to speak to our girl friends in North Wales and had to go to an empty phone booth, outside of the camp. On the floor, in the booth was one of the aforementioned field telephones. When the phone rang an operator dealt with the call.
I never thought I'd see one of those things again !
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   9/11/2013, 19:03

there is an auction room in lewes in sussex that specialises in militaria , i would definately give them a try, there is big money made there , ginger
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   9/11/2013, 20:17

Looks similar to a field telephone we had in Cyprus in '56 but that had a winding handle on the side that gave you an electric shock every time you used it! - suppose it would be a collector's item now,
or are they still using them!
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   9/11/2013, 23:36

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booking a call through the Regimental Office, paying for it at the same time
You were in the wrong corps mate.

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Looks similar to a field telephone we had in Cyprus in '56 but that had a winding handle on the side that gave you an electric shock every time you used it!

Sounds like a Tele L..Could still be in use.
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   10/11/2013, 08:07

Still using one but it's a pain sourcing and repairing the Don 10. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   10/11/2013, 09:38

German farmers barns are full of Don 10.Wink 
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Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   10/11/2013, 17:42

D10 (Snort) .. try lifting a drum of Don 8 me old mucker ..

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Places Served : Farnborough, Aldershot, Sennelager, Duisdurg, Cyprus - Platres, Nicosia
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   10/11/2013, 18:48

Thanks for the picture, Gordon. Don't touch the handle - it's lethal, especially in wet weather!
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   10/11/2013, 19:52

ciphers wrote:
D10 (Snort) .. try lifting a drum of Don 8 me old mucker ..

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Got to be lighter than a 5.5in HE on 25 rounds Fire for Effect..................sniff!
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Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   10/11/2013, 20:16

All this talk of electric shocks while using the Tele "L". Never happened in my experience.
Mind you, resting ones genitalia on the terminals while generating was definitely not recommended.
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   10/11/2013, 22:54

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D10 (Snort) .. try lifting a drum of Don 8 me old mucker ..
Errmmm..Isn`t D10 heavier than D 8?..

Not that I had the inclination or desire to lift either.sniff
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   10/11/2013, 22:56

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Mind you, resting ones genitalia on the terminals while generating was definitely not recommended
You have first hand experience of this Brum???? Embarassed Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   10/11/2013, 23:10

One had to find relief from boredom on those Sennelager site guards ! Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   10/11/2013, 23:24

Masochistic or what? Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   11/11/2013, 07:55

brum wrote:
All this talk of electric shocks while using the Tele "L". Never happened in my experience.
Mind you, resting ones genitalia on the terminals while generating was definitely not recommended.


Probably a silly question but how would it enter your head to rest your genitalia on the terminals and would you need to, ahem, put one on + and one on -? Shocked Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   11/11/2013, 10:49

Did you NEVER do a Sennelager site guard ? Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   11/11/2013, 10:59

brum wrote:
Did you NEVER do a Sennelager site guard ?  Rolling Eyes 


No only Menden where the 2 man rule was in operation, so never had the opportunity to attach my genitalia to a Tele L without being observed.Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 
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Registration date : 2011-04-26

PostSubject: Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure   24/11/2013, 12:14

Gordon. wrote:
German farmers barns are full of Don 10.Wink 
I'm reminded that our Regt Sigs were desperate to acquire Dutch cable and if any was found on schemes. or even as traversing Germany on any other business, out would come the wire cutters and our ally's comms were disrupted. I bet the farmers were blamed.

From memory again, Dutch cable was copper cored, much more manageable than D10, and the outer insulation was blue/green.
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