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« on: May 22, 2020, 12:19:56 AM »

In the movie "Father Goose" with Cary Grant (1964),there are many WW2 military radios. Its a main theme of the movie.
I assume they are British military, the main one in the shack even has a generator and carbon mike.
Does anyone happen to know what make-or-model any of them are??
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2020, 09:09:35 AM »

OK Something to look at. The movie is from 1964.


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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2020, 02:13:02 PM »

The one in the first two images appears to be post-war USN by its construction and paint  scheme.  Might not even be a radio.  According to Wikipedia, the film was shot on location in Jamaica.  So it could be also be British...wish the pix were higher resolution to read the control labels and nameplates.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 03:34:37 PM »

AWA built a ton of 3BZ series Coast Watcher Radios that were the common radio used at plantations and on remote islands prewar and by Australian Coast Watchers during the war. Would assume that’s what that is supposed to represent, Most of the movies of the fifties and sixties did not care that much about how realistic the props were.
Even today its common to see someone using a BC-611 HF/AM hand talkie to communicate with a BC-1000 VHF/FM Backpack radio or one of my favorites seeing someone who’s supposed to be in WW2 using a newer radio like a nineteen fifties PRC-6 handheld.
A good web site to see real coast watcher radios is:

https://www.qsl.net/vk2dym/radio/3BZa.htm


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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 04:00:12 PM »

I have that speaker.....
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