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US Telephone Switchboards
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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 03:11 AM UTC
Todd Michalak gives his review of Plus Model’s US Telephone Switchboards – BD71 and BD72.

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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 06:43 AM UTC
Very useful and cool item to offer even if you just got the field desk.
This style of desk was used in the Army right up to the time I retired in the middle 90s. Every company sized element had at least one for the company files during field training.
So it can be used for Korea,WWII,Vietnam,etc.
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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 07:09 AM UTC
Thanks Jerry. Good to know the service le goth of service of the setups. The range can be widedned a bit now.
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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 11:51 AM UTC
Great stuff - glad to know it is out there. Thanks

Two comments:

The table should be made available separately as the same design was used by the Army up through Vietnam.

The large cable reel also came in a version only half as wide. (Same diameter but only 8 inches thick.) I know b/c I own one - not such a bear for two men to deal with when fully loaded with phone wire but still a hand full!
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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:09 PM UTC
Thanks Michael, some more useful information on this set! I would agree maybe a smaller set would be a good idea but since I build all over the genre scale, i could break the set up between builds and this would be even more cost effective. The reel is an interesting piece. My Step Father (past 2000) work with communications with the 4th Marines in the Pacific from 42 on...got a couple pics that would make an interesting vignette some day!!
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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:17 PM UTC
You should share your Dad's photos (if you don't mind putting them out there?)

We are grateful for your Dad's service! Semper Fi.
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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:27 PM UTC
I have only scanned a few in at the moment but here is one I have at hand. George W. Smith, second from the right. There was no labeling on where the pic was from but guessing Tinian, maybe Saipan as his time on Iwo was a bit more per-occupied...LOL!!These guys were a breed unto themselves!

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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 01:16 PM UTC
Todd, thought you might fancy a slightly enhanced version of your Dad's photo. Hope you don't mind.

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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 02:34 PM UTC
Thanks Michael! No problem,it looks a bit better!