Vintage Finds: How Much Communication Technology Has Changed Over the Years

Retro Staff Comments

This vintage telephone is one of our vintage finds discovered in an antique store in Arundel, Maine. The nameplate says, “Flygvapnet”, which is the name of Sweden’s Air Force. It’s probably from the ’60s or even early ’70s and is a great example of how far communication equipment technology has come. Pieces like this are great for steampunk or industrial modern decorating and we plan to repurpose it into a lamp someday. This item is not for sale.


Vintage Portable Phone

Swedish Air Force field telephone


Vintage Military Telephone Details

The dials and switches control the lines (black), connection (red), tone signal and ring signal.



Last updated: Feb 11, 2015
Filed under: Vintage Finds Tagged with: collecting, repurposing, retro telephone