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WWII US Navy Ship intercom panel - 1944
Communications in the battlefield are very critical. WWII witnessed several improvements in the field of electronics.

The item featured here is a ship announcing console. It was located at various points in Navy ships. It allowed commanding officers the ability to communicate with sections such as the engine room or mess hall.

Multiple toggle switches, a light and microphone are found in the facia.

The side of the case has a couple of openings where wiring would be connected. A bronze plaque is riveted to the bottom portion of the case which reads:

Speak in normal voice one
half inch from michrophone

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A close look at some of the toggle switches reveal small plaques located right under them. These plaques indicated the purpose for the switches. For example, one read "Standby power". The other read "Officers".

A metal plaque is attached via rivets to one side of the equipment. The plaque has the following information:

Announcing system
Manufactured by Remler Co. Ltd. San Francisco U.S.A.
Date 4-13-44

This WWII US military collectible may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

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Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $340.00 $350.00 $370.00 $380.00 $400.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A

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