Fullerphone Mk IV (Canadian)

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Fullerphone Mk IV (Canadian)
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Fullerphone Mk IV* (Canadian)
Weight 14 lb (6.4 kg)
Length 12 in (30 cm)
Width 7 in (18 cm)
Height 6 78 in (17.4625 cm)
The Fullerphone Mk IV (Canadian) is a Second World War era portable telegraph instrument designed for field use and so isn't truly a telephone. The Canadian version differed only in details from the British version.

Between 1941 and 1943 Canada produced 14,000 Mk IV and Mk IV* Fullerphones. The Morse key fitted in the earlier production instruments had a Canadian Key W.T. 8 Amp No. C2 while later produced Canadian Fullerphones were fitted with a Canadian Key W.T. 8 Amp No. C3 which was a simplified version with two U-shaped bridges of pressed steel construction.[1]

Normal operating range was 15 to 20 miles however, as a direct current instrument where operation could be achieved with as little as 0.5 microampere flowing, range was only limited by resistance in the line and stray earth currents.[2]

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  1. Wireless for the Warrior - British World War 2 Fullerphones.
  2. Signal Training Volume III, Pamphlet No. 21, Fullerphones, Mark IV. 1939.