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Old 02-23-2019, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Odd looking Field phone ? what is it

I picked this odd looking field phone up,looks like the FF 33,anyone
can tell me what it is,is it a postwar phone,thank for looking.
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Old 02-23-2019, 12:28 PM   #2
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:36 PM   #3
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Yes. Post war converted.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:21 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help,I believe even the case is postwar then.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:49 AM   #5
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this is an OB33 tragbar, built from 1934 for the Deutsche Reichsbahn as a line telephone (Streckenfernsprecher).

I have one OB33 tragbar in a leather bag and one in a 1941 bakelite box.

look here:
http://der-fernmelder.de/fernspreche...nfernsprecher/
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I have one OB33 tragbar in a leather bag and one in a 1941 bakelite box.

look here:
http://der-fernmelder.de/fernspreche...nfernsprecher/
Interesting. Do these OB33 tragbars have a yellow stripe on the top left hand white plate?
I have one that is exactly the same inside, in a bakelite case that I initially thought was KM but then was told it was a post war coversion (which I always questioned as there are no remnants of the KM plate on the left side, such as holes where the sceews for the plate would have been).
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:39 PM   #7
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FF33 of the Kriegsmarine have a yellow line on the left writing board and were produced only by Siemens.

http://der-fernmelder.de/geraete-der.../ff-33-marine/
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this is an OB33 tragbar, built from 1934 for the Deutsche Reichsbahn as a line telephone (Streckenfernsprecher).

I have one OB33 tragbar in a leather bag and one in a 1941 bakelite box.

look here:
http://der-fernmelder.de/fernspreche...nfernsprecher/

Thanks for the link
Great site btw.
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FF33 of the Kriegsmarine have a yellow line on the left writing board and were produced only by Siemens.

http://der-fernmelder.de/geraete-der.../ff-33-marine/
Thanks. I have a few KM phones, with the yellow line on top and made by Siemens. I also have one that also has the yellow line on top (although less bright and more brownish than on the KM) but with different internals and a different connector on the side. I'll attach some photo's comparing the two.
My questions:
-is mine the OB33 made for the Deutsches Recihsbahn or a postwar modified KM-phone, as I was told by someone previously? (I do not believe it to be a modified KM-phone, as surely the sideplate would have left some traces (screw holes) if removed.)
-did all OB33's have a yellow line on top, or is there a specific meaning to this?


Many thanks for your help!!!

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Hello Martin,

your phone is no modified KM FF. You`re right, the screw holes would not vanish If it built for the Reichsbahn oder the Bundesbahn is not easy to say. From the OB 33 are a lot of versions available. Leatherbag, metal, wood and bakelite (modified WWII FF 33, postwar FF33 or such built for the Railway) cases. And after my opinion is your yellow line a discoloured green one or if I`m color-blind only the wrong lid. The modified FF33 are with the green line, or if you have an early one, a white plate.

I hope you can understood my pidgin english and this information helps a little bit.

Best regards from germany

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Thanks for the detailed response Roger, much appreciated.
I can see from the photo why you could think it's a discoloured green line, but really it isn't, it's more a sort of ochre-ish.
I do have a proper green one as well and that is nothing like it.
Anyway, I may put it up for sale with a link to this discussion as it clearly isn't a proper KM.
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