Field Telephones of WW I
Armeefernsprecher) - "Iron" Army field
telephone, early model 1913 with phonetic signaling.
Rectangular telephone body made of iron and covered with
black leather. Talk key on the side. Earpiece with rubber
cushion. Made by Siemens & Halske. The telephone is
sitting on top of its Additional box (Zusatzkasten zum
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WW I the German Imperial Army used two principally different
lines of field telephones for its infantry units. A fairly
or "Field telephones" were
in use by signalers in the 2nd and 3rd line positions or at
headquarters while each infantry regiment in the front line
was equipped by several more lightweight Armeefernsprechgerät
or "Army field telephones".
talk key of "Eiserner Armeefernsprecher" is located on its
right side and needs to be rotated 90 degrees before talking. The
white Calling Button (Summerknopf) is on the front side of the
rectangular telephone body while black key (incoming signal strength
increase) remained on the left side where it used to be in the 1905
model, the "Armeefernsprechgerät alter Art".
of the telephone - 275 mm, receiver diameter - 100 mm,
weight - 1.4 kg.