Aeronautical Instruments & Tools
Stock No. 4387
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RAF Watch Tower Telephone - Click for the bigger picture

RAF Watch Tower Telephone

Here’s something that has more style than your i phone and exudes period charm! This is an RAF telephone clearly used in the airfield Control Tower but sadly we do not know on what base it served. The phone is the older type without a dial and dates from the days when you actually spoke to a real human being to get connected! To the front are two period notices one advising ‘In case of Fire Dial 117’ and confirms location as ‘Tower’ The other transfer advises ‘Warning Do NOT Discuss Classified Information’, on the basis of the war time adage ‘The Walls have Ears’! The base of the instrument is stamped with various details and is over stencilled with ‘BASE COMM.’ This phone we would estimate dates from the Cold War period and is possibly early 1960’s manufacture. Looks to be in good issued condition although the receiver wire is frayed but this could easily be rewired and the fraying ‘lost’ within the unit. Like all items listed for sale on the site on offer as a collectible and we can’t warrant if it could be made operational again but would look great on an appropriate desk!