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Amtszusatz 33 original label (21 January 2023)

Another bit and pieces restoration done. Searching for this for five years already. Thanks for Jara Elblik informed that this label is on eBay. A dug out from a rubbish pit from a Luftwaffe air base in Kurland. Simple restore and cleaning, the plate back to good shape. Only have brass round head slot screw…
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The work of Jara Elblik–Small Switch Board for 5 lines–2 27 November 2022

Klappenschrank zu 5 Leitungen   The housing and front plate also built from scratch , cut and bend manually. Interesting to put his text together and the details of assembling over the months. Here is what he wrote: It’s Easter now and I’m still making the switchboard. I made a new frame and back cover…
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The work of Jara Elblik–Small Switch Board for 5 lines–1 27 November 2022

Klappenschrank zu 5 Leitungen  Most impressed of the work of Jara, he even built a functional Klappenschrank zu 5 Leitungen  out of relic and the leftover material from the ten lines. Took him months of work since Spring, produced the front plate and completed the wiring, which is not an easy job he said. Here…
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The work of Jara Elblik–3 11 January 2021

I recalled my minor repair of my Klappenschrank was a nightmare but his rewiring the whole unit is amazing, some of the rusty magnetic units had bee cleaned and still functional, and replaced some good magnetic units until all ten are good. Now the Klapp is as good as new and functional, his next plan…
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The work of Jara Elblik–2 11 January 2021

Lucky he got all of the metal parts from the old wooden housing. Together with the wooden outer housing I found and his old wood from a Polish donor box the wooden housing had completed. Final step is to unify the color of all wooden parts.

The work of Jara Elblik–1 10 January 2021

Here to share the work of the restoration of the ‘kleiner Klappenschrank zu 10 Leitungen’. Jara Elblik had spent three months to work on it from relic to a full functional unit. He contacted me (we became friend ever since) as he found my minor restoration of my Ten Lines, he needs measurements and parts, when…
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The work of Alexandr Godyna–2 11 January 2019

The restoration is almost completed, the ugly green paint been removed, the original oak wood is still like new. Good work Alex, looking forward for full restored and back to function.

The work of Alexandr Godyna–1 10 January 2019

He found this 1937 kleiner Klappenschrank zu 10 Leitungen in Ukraine. Like many other sets survived the war, been painted to green and served until abandoned when the technology became outdated.

kleiner Klappenschrank zu 10 Leitungen—-FOR SALE 16 November 2018

—-SOLD—- (When looking back today, its a good reference of German design switch board still in use post war in other country and a good source for parts.) Up for sale is an early and nice preserved postwar Small 10 lines Switchboard–$250 plus p&p. Item location in Canada.  Yugoslavia Field Switchboard Post WW-II (dated 1954)…
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Wood Filler test on Amtszusatz 33 12 November 2018

First time tried to apply wood filler on the damaged spots on the wooden housing of the Amtszusatz 33. The scar on the right looks like insect bites, and some scratch marks on top right. Tried to patch up these scars, dried on 15 mins but its shrinks when dried, patched up three times until…
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