1942 WWII US Military Wireless Set No. 19 MK II
very rare mobile communication unit, WW2 era, 1942, sender-receiver with power supply. I also have a canvas cover that I ~think~ goes with it, so you get that also. Unit is large/heavy, estimate 100-lbs. Dimensions approx 27 × 10 × 13.25in.
This unit has the multi-language English / Russian Cyrillic front panel lettering, so that soldiers from either USA/UK or Russia could operate the unit. Very collectible.
Untested, sold AS IS, AS FOUND.
$399 + ship. You can estimate your own shipping costs at 100-lbs, suitably large size box, from my zip 15063 to your zip.
Info from Wikipedia:
“The Wireless Set No. 19 was developed in 1940 by the British War Office’s Signals Experimental Establishment and by Pye Radio. The Pye model was replaced with the MK II model in 1941, and the MK III model in 1942. The sets proved valuable for armoured fighting in the Western Desert.
In 1942, the No. 19 Mk II was produced in Canada by Northern Electric Co., Canadian Marconi Co. and RCA Victor. The British design was improved and interchangeability of components such as the valves, was instituted. A majority of Canadian sets used English/Cyrillic front panel lettering, the result of a Lend-Lease contract to the Soviet Red Army.
Post-war, forward area battle group radio traffic carried by Wireless Set No. 19 nets was progressively migrated to low-band VHF using a more modern generation of radios known as the New Range, later to become known as Larkspur. This employed FM and replaced the No. 19 in this role from 1954. As a result, the No. 19’s VHF ‘B’ section was abandoned and removed when sets were overhauled. The Royal Armoured Corps No. 19 sets were mostly replaced in the mid-1950s with a militarized version of the PYE PTC-202 known as the C12 as an interim measure, which were subsequently replaced with the C13 from 1960. An additional RF amplifier for the No. 19 (Amplifier, RF No. 2) increased the daylight operational range up to about 45 miles (72 km). The experimental Wireless Set No. 19 TH (built for the Dutch Army) featured increased frequency coverage up to 12 MHz.
Post-war, the Canadian No. 19 MK II and III was used in the Swedish and Italian Army.”