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The two German rivals in the development of wireless communications equipment, AEG (Allgemeine Electicitätsgesellschaft) and Siemens Halske, in 1903 joined together to form the "Gesellschaft für drahtlose Telegraphie mbH" (Society for wireless telegraphy), the later "Telefunken". They became strong concurrents to the Marconi Wireless Corp.
Telefunken got a good reputation with equipping the Wireless Stations of Norddeich Radio in 1905 and Nauen in 1906. Telefunken was in fact not a manufacturer of radio sets, but was a brand selling sets from different manufacturers (Siemens, AEG).
In 1928, Telefunken presented television equipment with mechanical scanning, in 1938 the first electronic television studio. Commercial surveillance receivers, military wireless stations and equipment for maritime and aeronautical communications by Telefunken were very successful, after WWII, most of the production plants have been dismanteled.
In 1945, Telefunken started production of domestic sets again, after few years, it's spectrum expanded to commercial receivers and transmitters, television and audio recording technology - soon, Telefunken got an excellent reputation in military and commercial telecommunications.
After 1979, the company was renamed AEG - Telefunken Aktiengesellschaft, later it has been split up and nearly went bankrupcy. After having been taken over by French Thomson-CSF, the company joined together with DASA (Deutsche Aerospace) and Daimler Benz and is known as Telefunken RACOM in the segment of commercial communications technology.

Here, I focus on some most popular shortwave receivers from Telefunken, You find a lot of information about other military and Wehrmacht Telefunken equipment on various websites.

Kw E a ("Anton"):(1938)
single conversion, ZF 250,9 kHz
0,98 - 10,2 MHz; AM, CW
E 52 ("Köln"):(1941 - 1945)
single conversion, ZF 1 MHz
1,48 - 25,2 MHz; AM, CW; coarse dial, fine tuning dial with projection on transparent glass screen
E 103: (1951) double conversion, ZF 950 / 70 kHz,
103 kHz - 30,4 MHz; AM, SSB (BFO)
E 104: (1954 - 1958) double conversion,
1,1 - 30,1 MHz; AM, SSB (BFO)
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E 108: (1957) double conversion,
10 - 1800 kHz VLF - MW; AM, SSB (BFO)
E 127 /KW4: (1958 - 1964) single conversion, ZF 525 kHz,
1,5 - 30 MHz; AM, SSB (BFO); variant KW/4 civilian use
E 127/KW5: (1958 - 1964) single conversion, ZF 525 kHz,
1,5 - 30 MHz; AM, SSB (BFO); variant KW/5 military use, with front panel protecting grid
 
ELK 639: (1969 - 1970) single conversion,
9,8-570 kHz, 0,25 - 30 MHz; AM, SSB (BFO)
 
E 724: (1966 - 1968) single conversion, ZF 525 kHz,
1,5 - 31,5 MHz; AM, SSB (BFO)
 
E 863: (197x) single conversion, ZF 525 kHz,
1,5 - 30 MHz; AM, SSB (BFO); digital frequency readout using Nixie tubes, resolution 0,1 kHz
E 1200: (197x) double conversion,
1,5 - 30 MHz; AM, SSB (BFO); digital frequency display 10 Hz, optional frequency memories FS1200
E 1500: (198x) double conversion, ZF 42,2 7 0,2 MHz,
10 - 30000 kHz; AM, CW, USB/LSB; digital frequency display 10 Hz
E 1501: (198x) double conversion, ZF 42,2 7 0,2 MHz,
10 - 30000 kHz; AM, CW, USB/LSB; digital frequency display 10 Hz
E 1700: (198x) double conversion,
10 - 30000 kHz; AM, CW, USB/LSB; digital frequency display 10 Hz
 
E 1800: (1987-1992) double conversion,
10 - 30000 kHz; AM, CW, USB/LSB; digital frequency display 10 Hz
 
E 1800 A: (1993-1998) double conversion,
0,3 - 30000 kHz; AM, CW, USB/LSB; digital frequency display 1 Hz
 
E 2000 LH1: (1995-1998) double conversion,
0,3 - 30000 kHz; AM, CW, USB/LSB; digital frequency display 1 Hz, without front panel controls, purely computer controlled