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Bunker Telephone - what model?
Old 10-12-2019, 02:51 AM   #1
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A recent acquisition has me scratching my head. I canít find this exact type anywhere. Whilst I can find the general design I cannot did this specific one and Iím keen to know more. I havenít got the correct socket to open it up yet but thatís on its way so I may be able to find some stamps inside.

Iíve spent hours looking online and no nearer. Does anyone have any information about it, please?

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Old 10-12-2019, 01:40 PM   #2
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Hello

I understand your perplexity

do you have an idea or information about its origin?

because it is an armoured automatic phone, probably for an explosive environment like mine

phones used in bunkers were a local battery so no dial

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(Altes Wandtelefon Gruben Bunker Telefon) ?
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:31 PM   #3
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I understand your perplexity

do you have an idea or information about its origin?

because it is an armoured automatic phone, probably for an explosive environment like mine

phones used in bunkers were a local battery so no dial

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(Altes Wandtelefon Gruben Bunker Telefon) ?
Thanks for your reply. Yes, the dial had me scratching my head also, as it did seem unnecessary for the unusual purposes of a bunker phone. And whilst the WaffenAmt stamp is easily faked, this one does look pretty good.

I guess I’ll have more of an idea when I open it up if I find more markings. The bolts look like they haven’t been touched in decades.

Black seems an odd colour to put in a mine which may not have been very well lit And I am afraid no origin information: bought from auction as a “bunker telephone”. If it isn’t then someone has made some effort to make it appear as such with the WaffenAmt stamp and warning sign. But why do it to this phone when it sticks out as unusual because of the dial and second earpiece? Surely you’d just choose a more standard looking model?

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Old 10-14-2019, 09:16 AM   #4
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on the nameplate there is a test indication (prŁfg) VII 56 july 1956?

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Old 10-16-2019, 12:41 AM   #5
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on the nameplate there is a test indication (prŁfg) VII 56 july 1956?

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Thank you. That rather seals it for me. Unless there was some underground (literally) continuance of the axis powers into the 50s Iíd say I need to go and have a word with my local auctioneer.....

Many thanks for your time in looking at these photos, I do appreciate it. This has been another reminder about why Iíve never seriously collected German militaria. 3 auction purchases and two have been fake. The first I could be excused for but here the proof was staring me in the face
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:15 AM   #6
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And a quick update: the auction house has accepted your evidence that it is post war and are providing a full refund. Again, my thanks
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