throat microphone from Wireless Set No. 38, 1939-1945

1939-1945 in United Kingdom

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Throat microphone 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.

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Radio Communication
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electronic components, metal (unknown) and rubber (unidentified)
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • audio equipment
Donated by the Royal Grammar School Guildford

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