|Object type||Communications equipment|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Control unit No 2 Mk II (ZA10358) for Wireless set No 19 Mk 1 (Aust)
Light grey painted box with one 3-position and one 2-position knob, maroon light-globe cover and 12-pin input socket. Missing base panel.
Control unit 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. See http://www.qsl.net/ve3bdb/history.html for more type history.