DLR No. 5 headphones from Wireless Set No. 38, 1939-1945

Made:
1939-1945 in United Kingdom
Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945.  Complete with ancillaries: Junction box Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945.  Complete with ancillaries: Junction box Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945.  Complete with ancillaries: Junction box Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945.  Complete with ancillaries: Junction box

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Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945. Complete with ancillaries: Junction box
Science Museum Group Collection
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Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945. Complete with ancillaries: Junction box
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945. Complete with ancillaries: Junction box
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1942-1945. Complete with ancillaries: Junction box
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Headphones DLR no. 5 from wireless set no. 38 Mk. II serial no. 6319, unknown maker, British, 1939-1945.

The Wireless Set No. 38 was a ‘man pack’ transmitter and receiver used widely by British soldiers during the latter part of the Second World War. It was developed in 1942 for short range communication, and typically used by infantry soldiers. A modified version was installed in tanks. The equipment carried by a soldier included a large aerial, a heavy battery pack and a throat microphone, all of which was worn on the person.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1971-324/3
Materials:
metal (unknown) and textile
Measurements:
overall (without cable): 60 mm x 230 mm x 170 mm, 1.735 kg
type:
headphones
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
credit:
Donated by the Royal Grammar School Guildford