|Object type||Communications equipment|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Power supply unit No 1 Mk 1/1 (Aust) for Wireless set No 19 Mk 1 (Aust)
Face has webbing strap and two power sockets, into one of which is plugged cable connecting it to wireless set REL30307.011.
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.