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Finnish Field Telephone, Surplus

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The one and only PUTE, i.e. a mobile phone à la Finnish army from somewhere around ‘60s-’70s. Sold purely for collecting so if someone uses these to build a new communications empire or dies trying, it is on them. A delightful decorative element and a conversation starter.

  • In stock 11 pcs. Sold 18 pcs in the last two weeks.
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Finnish Field Telephone, Surplus. Mobile phones were cooler in the old days.
Finnish Field Telephone, Surplus. Everything packs inside the lid.
Finnish Field Telephone, Surplus. More mobile than the cell phones of the yuppie era.
Finnish Field Telephone, Surplus. The crank can be found under the lid and it is screwed on the outside. It is used to activate and terminate the calls.
Finnish Field Telephone, Surplus. This is wnat the thing where you speak should really look like, perkele.
Finnish Field Telephone, Surplus. Since you're gonna ask it anyway, you can find the schematic diagram inside the lid.
Finnish Field Telephone, Surplus. Knobs for attaching the twin cables.
Finnish Field Telephone, Surplus. On the lid, there is a cheat sheet for remembering the Finnish phonetic alphabet.
Finnish Field Telephone, Surplus.

The one and only PUTE, i.e. a mobile phone à la Finnish army from somewhere around ‘60s-’70s. Sold purely for collecting so if someone uses these to build a new communications empire or dies trying, it is on them. A delightful decorative element and a conversation starter.

History

A field phone is designed for military communications. They were taken into use for WWI. This simple-to-use device became very popular around the world, and it was used long after WWII. Laying the wires and their maintenance is very slow so in modern mobile warfare these traditional phones are no longer very practical, so nowadays communications are primarily digital.

Features

This is as compact as the cell phones from the yuppie era but has better reception. These field telephones are from the 1960s-70s. They look and feel a bit like the WWII field phones but they are a bit more modern in materials and design. Made by a Finnish company called Puhelinteollisuus Oy

Inside the box, you will find a handset attached to a cord and a detachable crank for the generator as well as the schematic diagram of the phone. On top of the box, you have the Finnish phonetic alphabet and the text “The enemy is listening, remember to end the call with the crank” in Finnish. The measurements c. 26 x 20 x 8 cm (10” x 8” x 3.2”) when closed, and the weight c. 4,650 g (10.3 lbs).

Use

Sold for collectors. If some mad scientist builds a working communication network between their house and lakeside sauna or burns half the world while trying, it is on them. We aren’t to blame either if you cannot communicate with your ancestors using these.

Theoretically speaking, you connect two of these with suitable twin cables, put batteries inside, screw the crank on the outside, and crank some juice in the generator. Let’s not get more technical here because these aren’t meant to be used.

Condition

Used Finnish military surplus. They’ve got dents, scratches, and other signs of use like they should at their age. Electrical gadgets might have been fried, or they work like a charm but no guarantees on either one.

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25.11.2021 (Edited 25.11.2021)
Hain tämmöisen Varustelekasta. Tämä painaa kuin kuolema ja purkaessani sitä tuli olo että tämä on rakennettu kuin sotaa varten! Ruuvit naksahtelivat kivasti katki tätä purkaessa ja koko vehje haisi ihan palaneelle elektroniikalle. Osan ruuvien kohdalla napsahti myös vääntimet kivasti kahtia. Rupesin epäilemään että tämä on varmaan valmistettu joskus 1990-luvulla vähintään vaikka laitteessa on selvästi leimat että olisi valmistettu nyt ihan 20-luvulla.

Kuorissa on laitteen kytkentäkaaviot ja sisältö vastasi täysin mitä kytkentäkaaviot lupasivat. Nyt kun tämän tiiliskiven salaisuudet on saatu esille niin muutostyöt että laite saadaan toimimaan älypuhelimen kanssa, vaikuttaa kohtuu helpolta.

Jos joku pelästyy että kampi jää ns. jumiin niin käännä kampea riittävästi vastapäivään niin se lähtee irti.

On tämä kyllä yksi video-satiainen.
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