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WW2 1943 Canadian Wireless Set No.19 MKII Supply Unit ZA10572

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WW2 1943 Canadian Wireless Set No.19 MKII Supply Unit ZA10572

This WW2 1943 Canadian Wireless Set No.19 MKII Supply Unit ZA10572 is in very good used condition. It does have scuffs and blemishes commensurate with age and use, but was possibly not issued.

Approximate Size & Weight:

  • 15.2 × 21.0 × 31.8 cm (6 × 8.25 × 12.5 in)
  • 12.9 kg (28.5 lb)

It has the following markings on the face panel"

Wireless Set No. 19 MK2
ZA 10572 (The Army stores reference number)
Serial No. 38901
Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd
The unit also has a label showing that is was last serviced in 1964 by 610 Signal E troop. 
The wireless set no.19 (WS19) supply unit was made to accompany the Mobile WS19 radio transceiver favoured by Allied armoured troops during WW2. Designed by the Signals Experimental Establishment (British War Office) in conjunction with Pye Radio but [this particular supply unit] was manufactured in Canada by the Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd.
Interestingly, the front panel uses both English and Cyrillic lettering as Canada also supplied their version of WS19 to the Soviet army.

A really interesting piece of military radio communication history!

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