Radio / Communications Accessories

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AAF T-30-S throat mics. x 3.

 

3 x T-30-S throat microphones by Universal Micro. Co. of Inglewood, California. 2 have the "M" shaped wire clip attached. All are missing the elastic strap but are otherwise in very good condition, with no cracking or hardening to the rubber. They just need replacement straps. Price for all 3.

$40 / £30 / €35   

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AAF T-30 throat mics. x 3

AAF T-30 throat mics. x 3

AAF T-30 throat mics. x 3

AAF T-30 throat mics. x 3

AAF T-30 throat mics. x 3

AAF T-30 throat mics. x 3

AAF T-30 throat mics. x 3

AAF T-30 throat mics. x 3

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

RAF Type 48 microphone boxed, unissued.

 

RAF Type 48 microphone (Type 25 microphone with short lead and plug for internally wired flying helmets). Unissued, unused and still in its box, with tissue paper wrapping. This microphone was for the Type E, E* and G oxygen masks. Impossible to find in better condition.

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RAF Type 48 microphone boxed, unissued

RAF Type 48 microphone boxed, unissued

RAF Type 48 microphone boxed, unissued

RAF Type 48 microphone boxed, unissued

RAF Type 48 microphone boxed, unissued

RAF Type 48 microphone boxed, unissued

RAF Type 48 microphone boxed, unissued

RAF Type 48 microphone boxed, unissued

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. 

$85 / £65 / €72  email to secure this item

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

 

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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

RAF radio plug connector to enable crew to communicate while moving around aircraft.

 

Female connector for the helmet bell plug to allow aircrew to use radio while moving from station to station in  bomber and / or reconnaissance aircraft. Would be attached at various positions inside aircraft.

2 sold, 1 available.

$35 / £28 / €32   

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AAF / RAF JK-49 adaptor

AAF / RAF JK-49 adaptor

AAF / RAF JK-49 adaptor

AAF / RAF JK-49 adaptor

AAF / RAF JK-49 adaptor

AAF / RAF JK-49 adaptor

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

USN receiver / headset earcups Type MC-114 for the R-15 receivers.

 

Black rubber earcups comprising half pneumatic / solid rubber and half sponge rubber (similar to the T-66 sty;e cups used on flying helmets). These are Type MC-114 which were actually used with R-15 and similar receivers. I have seen these fitted on flying helmets but more frequently on headsets. Excellent condition, rubber soft and pliable with no sign of perishing. Note: these cups DO NOT FIT the TH-37 receivers.

 

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USN Headset earcups

USN Headset earcups

USN Headset earcups

USN Headset earcups

USN Headset earcups

USN Headset earcups

USN Headset earcups

USN Headset earcups

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

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