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WTB: communication wire spool

Post by dominic6644 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:43 am

I am looking to buy an AmericanWWII spool with handles for communications/field phone wire. Thanks-Dominic


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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by Radtech » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:36 am

Look for a DR8 reel with twisted pair wire.DR8A and DR8B reels with solid pairs that have to be cut away from each other are from the 1950's on not WWII.There is still some out there but it is very rare.

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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by AZ Jeff » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:59 pm

Wardogmilitaria.com has NOS WW2 DR-8 Reels. I think they came from the stash Tom Gordon had for years. Tough to find the DR-8 in perfect condition. No wire and no handles/cranks/harnesses however...

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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by Derek Eddlestone » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:23 am

AZ Jeff wrote: Tough to find the DR-8 in perfect condition.

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I was looking for the DR8 for years and had seen Tom Gordon's reels but that left the problem of finding the correct wire. At a Militaria Show last year, I found this which proves they are still out there if you're patient. It was the only one the dealer had and it came from Italy.

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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by AZ Jeff » Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:03 pm

VERY cool Derek. It proves, once more, that the stuff is out there for the determined collector to find... but I doubt in great quantities. I found an NOS (1945) spool of SC/Ordnance wire on the big DR-4 Reel a few years ago at the volunteer fire department yard sale... for a $1. Not the field phone wire but hey, for a buck???

Useable things like electrical wire simply shouldn't exist after all these years. Instead we are left with stiff flame thrower hoses, size 15AAA Buckle Boots and minty M43 Field Jacket Hoods... :roll:

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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by emmado22 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:08 am

Actually, there are 2 versions of the wire that are still used and manufactured today. One is like a lamp cord (2 conductors indivdually sheided, but bonded together) and the other is 2 conductors, both indivdually shielded, but 2 seperate wires twisted together. Dont ask me with designation is which though..

I have the 2 "individual wires" version on my DR-8 with a RL-39 for the EE-8. It's not the actual WWII wire, but it's the same to the untrained eye.


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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by airborne-53 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:49 am

Derek Eddlestone wrote:
AZ Jeff wrote: Tough to find the DR-8 in perfect condition.
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hello
wire is post war , reconditionned by european army
l have original dated 44 in sealed box with correct wire
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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by BillyClanton » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:22 pm

Any chance they are for sale?
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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by airborne-53 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:41 pm

hello
100 euros for one in sealed box , problem is shipping cost around 100 euros , it 's heavy :cry:
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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by BillyClanton » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:21 pm

Dang! Story of my life :( How much is a Euro today?
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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by Radtech » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:16 am

Today one euro is $1.40 US.

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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by BillyClanton » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:54 pm

I could probably afford the spool but couldn't the shipping :oops: :( Oh, well.
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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by itlldue » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:06 am

I have some DR 8B spools (empty). They have two terminal blocks on them.
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Re: WTB: communication wire spool

Post by Radtech » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:12 am

The DR8B spools were made after 1980.


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