Wehrmacht/ Early Hand Crank Air Raid Siren, 1939, Mint, Very hard to find

850,00

Description

Early mobile hand-cranked air-raid siren (Handsirene) issued by the Wehrmacht in 1939. The stator, rear casing and handle are made of Bakelite, while the horn is steel and other components are aluminum. It was made from a wonderful red bakelite that is in perfect condition. It retains about 95% of its original field gray camo paint and still functions by emitting a classic air raid siren screech when powered up. The sound damper and the handle are also present. It has a two-stage tone lever, which changes the tone of the siren, and the speed changes depending on how quickly you turn it on. The reverse is marked by the manufacturer “HELIN” in a circle and the year “1939”. The bakelite folding handle is marked “Ziehen” which means “pull” along with a red arrow. It has a stamped waffenamt. This is a very rare and hard to find piece that is offered in fully mint and working condition. The handle turns quite easily and the siren sounds quite loud. Perfect state. A great addition to any World War II collection! I have only seen three in my life without counting this one, one of them in the “Imperial War Museums” in London.