Hobart/Cambridge Control Tower c. early 1950s
On the desk at far left is a telephone. Winding the handle on the phone energised a magneto which generated the ring tone - the winding pattern indicating which station on the party line was being called.
Under the desk at right is the Lorenz monitor unit, which monitored the alignment of the 33 Mc Radio Range course.
The aircraft is Australian National Airways' Douglas DC4 VH-ANE Arkana taxying to the ANA apron after landing.
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(Photo: CAHS collection)
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