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1944 Signals Corps tin case, I believe the equipment has been made to sit in the tin rather than it was designed for this purpose. The radio coil is stamped OHMITE MFG CO CHICAGO USA PATS PENDING, another radio part is stamped with A M and Air Ministry crown. The dial is callibrated 0-260.

Perhaps this will help a little.

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Looks to be a suitcase radio used by French Resistance etc, one of the SOE buffs will explain better.

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Certainly not one I recognise from any of my books.

Any markings on it, or inside it.

Not sure on the suitcase radio idea though...Seems to look much more mundane and normal.

The "whop off" oversized dial is also a bit of a tell tale sign.



I could however be talking utter s***e, and be completely wrong :)

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Now i actually look its in a metal box not a suitcase. I did wonder about the "overkill" size of the dail too Pip.

Edit: I've just read the edited post by Spit and Polish, i wouldn't think it was a suitcase radio now.

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Glad too see the you found out what it is.

Yea, the metal hinges etc James :)

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Do we know what it is yet :roll:


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Without wanting to sound rude, a US Signal Corps Battery box, which has had AM components added.

Best bet, would be to scour the wireless-warrior sites etc.

Will have a look.

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The box itself, is apparently part of the SCR522 testing set :)

http://www.shlrc.mq.edu.au/~robinson/swap/BX33A.jpg

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doesnt look like anything ive ever seen, not even a paraset.

if it is a radio then the 260 counts around the wheel i think sets the frequency (the range broken down into 260 different sections), eg the mcr1 ranges is one box with a 150-1600 kilocycles (x10^3) range , then 3 boxes of ranges of 2.5 to 15.0 megacycles (x10^6). the wheel on the mcr1 ranges between 0 and 180 so the range is split into sections. so its dependant on the radios frequency range that could be anywhere in the MHz bandwidth if i understand it right, so it could have a large reception range or a small reception range. its why SOE radios had different sets of crystals or coil boxes to change the frequency range.

not got my technical head on me at the moment sorry, and its a bugger to explain.

anyone feel free to correct if ive got bits wrong.


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From the response so far can we rule this out as an ONFU.

Of No F*****g Use to man or beast then.

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Try the guys in the RAF section?

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Just trying to get my bearings here.

Is it a Receiver or Transmitter?

It could have been purley for personal use in barracks.

Or like me made one for a radio course, so the instructures now that you were awake and not just pretending to know what they have been babbling on about for the last six weeks. :lol:


The large dial usualy is Kilo cycles and a switch off set somewhere will set the Mega Cycles.

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Or even a part of the testing equipment for radios?

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