This sale is for a genuine period No 100 Mark 234 field telephone which was used by British forces during the First World War. At the beginning of the First World War civilian telephone were put into front line service, however, they were not designed to operate in muddy conditions. Field telephones like the No100 Mark 234 were specially designed and better suited to the conditions on the Western Front. The National Army Museum has an example of the same model in their online collection available to view on their website, catalogue number NAM. 2002-09-94-1.
The telephone is in overall good original condition and appears to be complete apart from the metal panel separating the mechanism and the battery compartment is missing (see pictures), It is sold as untested but there is no obvious reasons why the telephone could not work with some batteries and some tinkering.
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