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‘Lamps, Operator’  An overview. Part 2.

Lamps Operator No. 6B  

ZA 28365  (NSN 6230-99-942-7881)


Used with Wireless Set No. 62 and Station Radio C12. Remarks/observations: The Wireless Set No. 62 working instructions showed a UV adaptor that could be fitted on this lamp, but it is doubtful whether this adaptor ever was issued.

Lamps Operator No. C1   ZA/C 4412


Used with Wireless Set No. 52. Remarks/observations: There were no apparent differences between the Lamps Operator No. C1 and No. C6. ‘’...may be incorrectly labelled ‘Lamp Operator’s C6 ZA/C00065’...’’ (A note from WS (Cdn) No. 52 EMERs)

Lamps Operator No. C2  ZA/C 2092


Used with Wireless Set (Cdn) No. 29.

Lamps Operator No. C6  

ZA/C 00065


Used with Wireless Set (Cdn) No. 52. Remarks/observations: There were no apparent differences between the Lamps Operator No. C1 and No. C6. ‘’...may be incorrectly labelled ‘Lamp Operator’s C6 ZA/C00065’...’’ (A note from WS (Cdn) No. 52 EMERs)

Lamps Operator No. 6 (Aust)


Used with Australian Wireless Set No. 153 in particular the associated Reception Set (Aust) No. 8. Remarks/observations: The lamp is a standard operator lamp No. 6 with two flying leads for connecting to the two terminals fitted on the front panel of the receiver.

Lamps Operator No. 10 Mk.1/1 and 11 Mk.1/1


Lamps Operator No. 10 Mk.1/1 (ZA 31038) was fitted to clamp and arm marked Lamps Operator No. 11 Mk1/1 (Z1/6230-99-943-7883). This might be at first glance an odd combination but as several samples were encountered this assembly appears to be original.

Unknown Lamps Operator


This variation of Lamps Operator No. 2 was unmarked. It had a different top cover.

Close up and general view of an unknown type of lamp, believed to be a commercial model. In this picture it is seen fitted in an early Golden Arrow Mk.II receiver trailer. It was also used in other vehicles.

Miscellaneous post-war lamps.

Several versions and variations of fixed mounted ceiling and wall mounted lamps have been encountered. These lamps were not specifically wireless items and  normally part of a vehicle installation kit.

The armless ceiling lamp shown left and right was used in numerous wireless and line communication vehicles and trailers. It had similarities to and might be a modified version of Lamps Operator No. 3.

Lights desk adjustable 2 arm Dugdill type MSV/54


This articulated lamp, believed to be an adoption of a commercial product, was fitted in various post-war wireless trucks e.g. Truck 1-ton GS Wireless HP. (Left and below) Stores number was X2/6230-99-942-6380.

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Ultra Violet Adaptor (left) and Lamps Operator No. 6B (right) as used with Wireless Set No. 62 (right)