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I am in the process of getting ready for my first local display that I am going to put on at a VFW Post. I am quite excited and have begun making the descriptive papers that will give a general overview of what the certain item was used for during the war. This is the first of the many display papers that I have designed and printed out for my collection.

 

I also setup my field desk and tried different setups with it trying to figure out how it will look for when I actually put it up at the VFW Post. If I had more time I would sit and track down more of the authentic items that are WWII period to add into the field desk display but it is to late to do so now.

 

Hope you like it and when I put the display on I will be sure to take some pictures of all the items I am going to put on display and post them here for all to see. ;)

 

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now you need your Remmington Rand typewrighter.

 

Looks great vault. I am always looking for wrighting material, v-mail, stationary etc.. for my future desk or footlocker. Cool stuff.

 

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I have most everything except the desk.

 

 

Nice displays guys, looks great. thumbsup.gif

 

LtRGFRANK, I am in the same predicament as you. I have everything for my display including a 1940 Royal typewriter. The desk is the last peice I need.

I have been trying to look local because the freight will kill ya if you get one online.

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Just keep looking. I went almost eight years before I came across a nice T-handled shovel at a reasonable price. Then I found three of them in a row for less than $10 each.

 

Your field desk is out there! And keep in mind there are at least two, if not three different versions of the tabletop desk and then the larger, late war version.

 

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There are four versions ive seen. The freight on ebay is a killer. But listen, the two desks I have are from ebay. I found them either in the "miltaria:other" or "militaria:date unknown" catergories. I think I paid about $200 for both including shipping. I'm hoping to find a good mine detector set with the same stragedy.

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There are four versions ive seen. The freight on ebay is a killer. But listen, the two desks I have are from ebay. I found them either in the "miltaria:other" or "militaria:date unknown" catergories. I think I paid about $200 for both including shipping. I'm hoping to find a good mine detector set with the same stragedy.

 

 

There is actually one on ebay right now. Only thing, its dated 48. I will hold out for a wwii dated one.

Here is the number.............

 

140190520487

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There is actually one on ebay right now. Only thing, its dated 48. I will hold out for a wwii dated one.

Here is the number.............

 

140190520487

 

Its stenciled 1948... But I can be there is or was a plate right above the lock that was dated 1944 or 1943. My company level field desk had a stencil date of 1992 on the side which I removed and a brass plate from 1942.

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So after many months of looking for a field desk Craigs list finally came through for me. I picked up a 1/10/45 dated type II fiber record chest for $75 bucks.

The thing has had a busy life and sports a bunch of different unit markings painted on it. On the front it also says

 

Ship to: Port Trans o.

San Francisco P.O.E

Oakland Army Base

Oakland Calif.

 

 

 

The inside of it is very clean and except for two missing drawer pulls the thing in complete. I set up a quick display, here is a pic.

 

Oh ya, if anyone has any idea where to find the drawer pulls I am missing let me know. thumbsup.gif

 

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So after many months of looking for a field desk Craigs list finally came through for me. I picked up a 1/10/45 dated type II fiber record chest for $75 bucks.

The thing has had a busy life and sports a bunch of different unit markings painted on it. On the front it also says

 

Ship to: Port Trans o.

San Francisco P.O.E

Oakland Army Base

Oakland Calif.

The inside of it is very clean and except for two missing drawer pulls the thing in complete. I set up a quick display, here is a pic.

 

Oh ya, if anyone has any idea where to find the drawer pulls I am missing let me know. thumbsup.gif

 

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One nice display, thumbsup.gif

may I inquire, what is the small green canister behind the typewriter on the bottom shelf?

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THE CANNISTER LOOKS LIKE A PLASTIC ISSUE WATER PROOF MATCH SAFE.CORRECT??

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THE CANNISTER LOOKS LIKE A PLASTIC ISSUE WATER PROOF MATCH SAFE.CORRECT??

 

Correct. thumbsup.gif

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. . . if anyone has any idea where to find the drawer pulls I am missing let me know.

 

These aren't a perfect match, but they're pretty darn close: http://www.dlawlesshardware.com/p22-b332sb.html. It looks like the screw holes may not be in exactly the right position, but the overall dimensions are the same as the pulls on my 1940 field desk.

 

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Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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Just do yourself a favor when you look to actually buy a typewriter, get one that is pre-1945. I'd say at least half of all displays I've ever seen have had typewriters that are very much postwar!

More info on that subject here:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...opic=11032&

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Wow, I never tire of seeing your collection Dan! jeal0001.gif I still think your WWI bunker scene is the best! twothumbup.gif

 

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Hello,

 

I´m currently restoring an old 1942 record chest I have found on Ebay a couple of month ago.

I´m done with the chest it self and now I´m trying to build the inner compartments.

 

Unfortunately the condition was quite bad when I received it so I had to repaint it (I realy was in strugle with my self if I should overpaint the old markings - finally I did it crying.gif ).

 

For the case some one is interetsed in some pictures check this external link: Record Chest

 

@ DALBEY58

I have found the drawer pulls on Ebay. I will check for the seller and will post the link here.

Not sure if the diameter is correct but these were the only I have found at a reasonable price.

 

I wonder how the drawers where built (Plywood or real wood) inner compartments and drawers where built. Maybe some one can post some detailed pictures. w00t.gif

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Paper that describes the item.....

 

- Jeff

I was unaware that the ink was in tablet form...just add water? Makes sense. I have had a couple of desks but due to weight and space considerations have moved them on down the line. I DO like them however. Thanks for the post.

Check out my website of Military Relics and Collectibles: http://www.ourboysof98.com
I try to update it by adding several new items each month, so keep checking back.

Thanks,
keith

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Very nice desk Chap15! twothumbup.gif I know that the military during WWII used the typewriters in the portable case, but did they use ones like yours without a portable case?

 

- Jeff

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