Power supply unit No 1 Mk 1/1 (Aust) for Wireless set No 19 Mk 1 (Aust)

Accession Number REL30307.011
Collection type Technology
Object type Communications equipment
Place made Australia
Date made 1939-1945
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1940-1949

Face has webbing strap and two power sockets, into one of which is plugged cable connecting it to wireless set REL30307.011.

History / Summary

Power supply for WS19, a British-designed radio set fitted as standard equipment in Commonwealth vehicles (particularly Armoured Fighting Vehicles, eg. Matilda tanks) during the Second World War. In Canada alone, some 1000 examples were being produced per month by mid-1942. This example is Australian built and connected to REL30307.010. See http://www.qsl.net/ve3bdb/history.html for more type history.

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