Radio / Communications Accessories

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RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2).

 

While not rare at all, both examples available are in perfect, unissued condition (one still having its stores inspection attached). Type 25 microphone fitted with the short cord for the internally wired flying helmets. Fit the E, E* and G masks (or a Type D if you are lucky enough to own one with a Type 54 adaptor!).  If your mask microphone needs upgrading, this is your chance.​

$65 / £50 / €55  (with gauze guard)

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$60 / £45 / €52 (without gauze guard)

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RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box.

 

Very good T-30-S throat microphone made by Universal, packed in a box labeled as being made by Shure Bros., complete with Shure Bros. instruction sheet. Curious because the strap is black elastic and not the standard Universal type - but obviously correct so perhaps again scrounged from different sources. Very good condition, with one very small break in the rubber coating (as shown). Could easily be repaires or left as is it is barely visible.

$50 / £38 / €43

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AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

AAF T-30-S throat microphone, boxed with instructions in T-30-V box

US Navy rubber ear cups for radio headset.

 

Similar to the TC-66 receiver cups (which were produced in black rubber like these , as well as red and grey). Outer section is pliable pneumatic rubber and inside is soft sponge rubber. These are unmarked and slightly larger than the TC-66 cups so designed for a different receiver. Whether for aviation use or ship-board radios i have no idea. they are in excellent condition, totally pliable.

$55 / £40 / €48

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US Navy rubber ear cups for headset

US Navy rubber ear cups for headset

US Navy rubber ear cups for headset

US Navy rubber ear cups for headset

US Navy rubber ear cups for headset

US Navy rubber ear cups for headset

US Air Corps / Signal Corps boxed, unopened set of R-14 telephone receivers (pair).

 

A rare opportunity to own a matching pair of R-14 radio telephone receivers which have remained sealed in their boxes since March 1942! A set of 2  R-14 receivers - the type used by the Army Air Corps and Air Forces prior to 1943 and fitted in A-8, A-9, B-5 and B-6 flying helmets. Extremely rare and up to the new owner whether he chooses to open the boxes or not!

Note this is a PAIR!

$100 / £75 / €85

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AAF Boxed, unopened set of R-14 telephone receivers

AAF Boxed, unopened set of R-14 telephone receivers

AAF Boxed, unopened set of R-14 telephone receivers

AAF Boxed, unopened set of R-14 telephone receivers

AAF Boxed, unopened set of R-14 telephone receivers

AAF Boxed, unopened set of R-14 telephone receivers

RAF flying helmet aircraft plug  adaptor/tester.

RAF aircraft plug adaptor/tester. For testing the communications system in a flying helmet. The bell-shaped plug goes into the large bakelite female socket and then the smaller male plug goes into a test unit to check the system. 

$45 / £38 / €33  

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RAF aircraft plug adaptor/tester

RAF aircraft plug adaptor/tester

RAF aircraft plug adaptor/tester

RAF aircraft plug adaptor/tester

Luftwaffe flying helmet communications extension cable.

 

I metre extension cable for the Luftwaffe 4-pin  flying helmet plug as fitted on the LKpS-100, LKpW-100, LKpS-101, LKpW-101 and LKpN-101 flying helmets.  This could be used to provide added length to the long cords or for converting the "short" cord helmets into full length types. Excellent condition, with no breaks or damage and good bakelite plug connectors.

$225 / £165 / €190

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Luftwaffe flying helmet communications extension cable.

Luftwaffe flying helmet communications extension cable.

Luftwaffe flying helmet communications extension cable.

Luftwaffe flying helmet communications extension cable.

Luftwaffe flying helmet communications extension cable.

Luftwaffe flying helmet communications extension cable.

WWII  RAF wiring loom for the type of headset worn in the Ops room by controllers and plotters.

 

Comprises a good length of standard braided wiring, medium brown with a light brown fleck, same as fitted to flying helmets (not sure of exact length because it is coiled and secured) with connections for a plug at one end, then two leads for a single telephone receiver and one for a microphone (contacts actually broken off, but could be replaced). Appears unused. .

$65 / £50 / €55

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Unknown wiring loom 1.

Unknown wiring loom 1.

Unknown wiring loom 1.

Unknown wiring loom 1.

Unknown WWI period RAF wiring loom.

 

Approximately 3 ft. length of braided wiring, of the same as fitted to RAF flying helmets, medium brown, with 5 pole type connectors at one end, and 5 matching coiled loop type connectors at the other end. Most probably for some aircraft fitting, but could also be for a table lamp in the officer's mess! Unused and could perhaps be fashioned into a representation of a helmet wiring loom for display or re-enactment.

$45 / £33 / €40    Note: 2 available

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Unknown wiring loom 2.

Unknown wiring loom 2.

Unknown wiring loom 2.

Unknown wiring loom 2.

AAF / RAF ANB-H-1 receivers / pair.

 

Matching pair of AAF ANB-H-1 flying helmet receivers (also used by the RAF - ANB stands for "Army, Navy, British" in US parlance). In excellent used condition. Like all communications equipment, getting harder and harder to find on the loose and essentail for completing a flying helmet. Well marked and manufactured by Shure Bros.

$65 / £48  €55  

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AAF / RAF ANB-H-1 receivers / pair

AAF / RAF ANB-H-1 receivers / pair

AAF / RAF ANB-H-1 receivers / pair

AAF / RAF ANB-H-1 receivers / pair

RAF Type D mask blanking cap modified with the addition of a microphone.

 

Definitely not a standard modification, and nothing you will find in APs or AMOs, but nonetheless it does appear to be a legitimate working microphone mounted in a blanking cap for the Type D oxygen mask. There are several possibilities: a wartime trial to test different type of microphone; a postwar microphone fitted so that a display pilot (or move stunt pilot) might wear a Type D mask for a more authentic appearance; a completely made up piece intended to fool or deceive (although I doubt it would fool anyone!).  Take your choice, It is an interesting conversation piece and priced as such.

$120 / £92 / €102    email to secure this item

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

RAF Type D mask modified blanking cap

WWI era AT&T telephone operator's headset.

 

The American Telephone & Telegraph Co. was founded in 1875 initially as a subsidiary of the Bell Telephone company to circumvent corporate monopoly laws. It grew into the largest communications company in the world by the beginning of WWI. This is a typical telephone and telegraph operators headset, with single receiver on a wire headband, and horn type microphone in bakelite, mounted on a chest-plate worn around the neck, held by a black webbing strap. The Receiver is marked American Tel & Tel Co. and dated July 1918. The two-pin plug is marked with a patent date of September 1912, so this headset was in use during WWI. Appears to be all original. The bakelite horn has been very carefully (and almost invisibly) repaired. This may or may not have any direct military connection,  but could have been used to transmit news of loved ones or victory in November 1918. A great piece of history. 

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WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

WWI AT&T telephone operator's headset

AAF aircrew mask or throat microphone lead extension.

Rubber coated extension lead with 2-pin female socket at one end and single pin male plug on the other. Nice accessory in excellent condition.

$45 / £35 / €40   

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AAF mic. lead extension

AAF mic. lead extension

AAF mic. lead extension

AAF mic. lead extension

US Navy aircraft communications extension  cord for TH-37 receivers.

Rubber coated extension lead for the TH-37 receivers as fitted in the early M-450 and NAF 1092 flying helmets. Excellent condition, scarce accessory.

$65 / £52 / €58   

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US Navy communications extension lead for TH-37 receivers

US Navy communications extension lead for TH-37 receivers

US Navy communications extension lead for TH-37 receivers

US Navy communications extension lead for TH-37 receivers

US Navy communications extension lead for TH-37 receivers

US Navy communications extension lead for TH-37 receivers

British Army tank crew and RN Fleet Air Arm throat mic. No.2 Mk II

 

Contracted by the Army for use in armoured vehicles, the No. 2 Mk II throat microphone was also adopted by the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm for use in low level aircraft such as the Swordfish. This example appears unissued and is still in its original box. Minor oxidation but no damage and cable is completely pliable. Wired for Army vehicle radio as manufactured - for FAA aircraft use, the single pin plug would have been replaced by a rigger with a 2-pin female aircraft radio jack. Note: the RAF did NOT issue or use throat microphones during WWII - only the Army and Fleet Air Arm. Unusual to find one in such good condition and boxed.

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Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

Army/ Fleet Air Arm throat mic.

RCAF sponge rubber pads for zip ear pockets on Type B and Naval Type C flying helmets.

Original WWII stock. Black sponge rubber cushions fit inside the zip ear pockets of the Type B and Naval Type C helmets to provide noise attenuation and padding. For some reason the Canadian made types have better longevity and therefore do not harden and damage the leather and electrics of the helmet. Lovely matched pair, unissued perfect condition.

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RCAF B helmet sponge pads

RCAF B helmet sponge pads

RCAF B helmet sponge pads

RCAF B helmet sponge pads

RCAF B helmet sponge pads

RCAF B helmet sponge pads

WWII US Navy aviator push-to-talk  switch assembly for oxygen mask-mounted microphone or throat mic.

 

In unissued condition, the rubber coating perfect. Cord features spring-loaded button with a two-pronged connector at one end and an aircraft jack plug at the other. A rubber loop is built is for attaching to a lanyard worn around the neck or hanging at a nearby station. Naval Aircraft factory ref. number on plug

 

$35 / £27 / €30   email to secure this item

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

WWII Canadian Radio Receivers (pair) wire headband attached.

 

Nice pair of what I believe to be Candian made radio receivers of the type used in Armoured Crew helmets, still attached to their wire headband. No wiring and no canvas headband, but the paxolin insulation piece is present. Useful for completing a display. I do not believe these were used in aircraft but it is possible they may have been used by a morse operator.

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WWII Canadian radio receivers

WWII Canadian radio receivers

WWII Canadian radio receivers

WWII Canadian radio receivers

WWII Canadian radio receivers

WWII Canadian radio receivers

AAF (Signal Corps) radio headset adapter M-385-A (High-low Impedance switch).

While the RAF used a large lozenge shaped metal switch box in the middle of the wiring loom for high-low impedance, the USAAF version was a smaller, lighter plug-jack adapter. This example is unissued, still in its box, complete with instruction sheet. The first I have ever seen. Scarce accessory.

 

$75 / £58 / €68  email to secure this item

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

AAF headset adapter M-385A

US Navy headset receiver pads.

 

Hard black rubber noise-attenuating ​earcups lined with chamois donuts, model NAF-48490-1 for attaching to the ANB-H-1A receivers when fitted to a headband. These were also used on flying helmets and in some cases M-450 helmets were modified by cementing these in place or sewing them using a border of chamois. Matched pair.

(A few pairs available).

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USN receiver headset pads, pair

USN receiver headset pads, pair

USN receiver headset pads, pair

USN receiver headset pads, pair

AAF headset receiver pads.

 

Hard black rubber noise-attenuating ​earcups lined with chamois donuts, for attaching to the ANB-H-1 receivers when fitted to the HB-7 headband. Matched pair.

(A few pairs available).

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AAF receiver headset pads, pair

AAF receiver headset pads, pair

AAF receiver headset pads, pair

AAF receiver headset pads, pair