Miscellaneous Items

Telegraph Delivery Pouch circ 1956

This delivery pouch from the Post Office of Ordnance Road in Coventry carries the post stamps of the area and is dated 1956.
This piece of Telegraph memorabilia was a must buy for me as Coventry is where I was born and bred. A great bit of history.
Spark Induction Coil

British spark induction coil from a military WW1 field telegraph set with a serial number of 374367 circa 1914 - 1918
Premier Radio Catalogue 1940 

This catalogue from 1940 contains the full range of products supplied by Premier Radio in 1940. It describes and illustrates everything from valve receivers, amplifiers, speakers, Morse keys, amateur transmitting stations and associated equipment. It is in great condition and gives a wonderful insight into the equipment available in the day including prices. Premier Radio. Morris & Co (Radio) Ltd were based at Jubilee Works, 167 Lower Clapton Road E5 London.  
Learning Morse Code book published by Wireless World 1940
How to learn the Morse code manual 1941

This manual from 1941 titled “How to Learn the Morse Code in Thirty Minutes and Remember it” was published by Gale & Polden Ltd. It was priced at Sixpence and contains techniques by the author Ernest Nicholson on how to teach Morse code in half an hour.
Gale and Polden Ltd. was founded in Brompton, nr Chatham, Kent in 1868 but subsequently moved to Aldershot where they had their Wellington Works, they also had outlets at London and Portsmouth and produced a number of different publications in this series including, Orders, Military Map Reading, Compass reading and Notes for Section Commanders.
​Radio message received pad

This rare pad of radio message received sheets came from the radio room at Leith Harbour, South Georgia in the South Atlantic. I came across both this and an old set of headphones when on deployment there just after the Falklands War in 1982. This item had been there since the whaling station was operational in the 1920's but by 1982 had been long since abandoned.