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Old 08-13-2017, 03:00 PM   #1
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As most of you know, I collect the German FF33 field phone with all his accessories.
Lately I'm busy with cataloging my collection and see which are matching and which parts I miss.
You can brake up every FF33 in 4 components:
-Housing, marked with decal or stamp, later in the war without markings
-Chassis, the phone itself and always marked with maker and year somewhere
-Crank, mostly marked but not always
-Handset, sometimes marked, but a lot of times not

Offcourse most are not matching, but the ones that came directly from attics or cellars (and where there since the war) where in 90% of the cases matching.

So I want to ask if there is interest if I post all my mismatched parts and a list of parts I'm looking for and maybe we can help each other completing some field phones. In the end I'm hoping of putting a book together on all the makers and all the differences.

Most of my phones are on the picture (the accessories take two other shelving units). My girlfriend believes I have a problem



best regards Sven
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:30 AM   #2
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Hi Sven (and all),

here's the complete (99% sure) list of the FF33 makers:

Deutschland
• RB&Co, Richard Bosse und Co., Berlin
• BSN, Lumophon-Werke Brückner und Stark (Nürnberg)
• DTW, Deutsche Telefonwerke und Kabelindustrie, Berlin
• P. Hauser&Co, München
• Heliowatt Ag., Berlin und Schweidnitz
• ErKa, RK, Rudolph Krüger, Berlin
• N&K, Neufeldt und Kuhnke, Kiel; später: Hagenuk, Kiel (Hanseatische Apparatebau-Gesellschaft Neufeldt und Kuhnke)
• CL, Carl Lorenz Ag., Berlin
• M&G, Mix und Genest, Berlin
• Mende (Radio H. Mende und Co., Dresden)
• MT, F. Merk Telefonbau, München
• NTT, Nationale Telefon- und Telegraphenwerke, später (1937) TN, Telefonbau und Normalzeit, Frankfurt
• FR, Telefonfabrik Friedrich Reiner, München
• SSS, S. Siedl und Söhne, Furtwangen
• SA, Siemens Apparate und Maschinen, Berlin
• FS, Ferdinand Schuchhardt, Berlin
• SABA, Schwarzwalder Apparatenbau Anstalt, Villingen-Schwenningen
• Stöcker&Co, Leipzig
• SAF, Süddeutsche Apparate-Fabrik, Nürnberg
• VBT, Vereinigte Bayerische Telefonwerke, München

Ostmark
• Eumig, Elektrizitäts- und Metallwaren-Industrie-Gesellschaft, Wien
• KuS, Kapsch und Söhne, Wien
• Schrack-Ericsson Elektrizitätz AG. (nur bVX gemarkt), Wien
• VTT, Vereinigte Telefon- & Telegrafen-Werke, Wien

Böhmen
• MK, Mikrofona, Brüder Knotek (Prag, fsb)
• VTD (Vojenské Telegrafní Dílny, Praha-Kbely); von 1939: TW, Telegrafen Werkstätten, Prag-Gbell; noch später (~1941): Ostmark-Werke Wien (Werk Prag-Gbell)
(kein FF33 von VTD hergestellt, nur TW und OW)

Polen
• MK, Mikrofona, Brüder Knotek (Wal Meseritsch, fsc)

Frankreich
• STE, Societé des Téléphones Ericsson S.A., Paris, Colombes

All will be discussed in my upcoming FF33 book (hopefully before Xmas).

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Old 08-15-2017, 01:35 PM   #3
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That is a lot of FF33's! Which one is your favourite?

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Old 08-16-2017, 01:26 AM   #4
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I count 90 FF33s
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Old 08-16-2017, 03:21 AM   #5
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Csmagdo: Thanks for your list! I think I have all that are on there. I'm still looking for some nice 45 dated ones, they are always broken or modified after the war. If you want to know some things about my phones for your book, let me know. the bigger your research group, the better.


In fact I have 97 phones, from which 30-35 are matching. I still have a lot of spare cranks and horns, so maybe I can complete some more phones in the upcoming days.

My favorites are the late war blue-grey and tan ones. To pick one I would say a FS 1944 tan/blue grey/black one, all matching and found here in Holland on an attic with web strap.


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Old 08-21-2017, 04:12 AM   #6
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Sven: than you, Sir!
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:34 AM   #7
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Svenpanzer
Do you prefer that this topic only applies to your collection,
Do you authorize other co-workers to make a presentation on this topic?
The title of the post is FF33, it would be nice to be able to add something to the topic.
eg noticed differences, unusual solutions,
I'm using google translator so something can be wrong translated
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:25 AM   #8
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Hello centuria,

if I understand well your question, my answer is: go on!
Everyone is free to present his objects, knowledge or opinion in the topic; that's this forum about
Welcome!
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:59 AM   #9
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yes offcourse, everyone and every FF33 is most welcome

best regards Sven
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:07 AM   #10
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yes offcourse, everyone and every FF33 is most welcome best regards Sven
Looking for more ?
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