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 |
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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
A metal plaque is attached via rivets to one side of the equipment. The plaque has the following
Announcing system |
Manufactured by Remler Co. Ltd. San Francisco U.S.A.
This WWII US military collectible may be currently
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.
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