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Hans Widmaier
Hans Widmaier Fabrik für Apparate der Fernmelde- und Feinwerktechnik, today simply known as Hans Widmaier, is an electronics company in München (Germany). The company was established in 1923 by Hans Widmaier, and was particularly known for the production of analogue telephone sets, such as the famous W48, for the German telecom monopolist Deutsche Bundespost [1].

Hans Widmaier old company logo

During WWII, the company produced equipment for the German Wehrmacht, such as morse keys. In the years following WWII — the Cold War — Widmaier produced equipment for the German intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), in particular for Stay-Behind Organisations.

In the early 1990s, after the Bundespost was privatized, the company stopped the production of telecom equipment and made the move to automotive parts. Today (2017) the company still exists after more than 90 years, and is still in family hands, with the 3rd generation at the helm.

Hans Widmaier equipment on this website
Minature morse key produced for the BND
Current address
  • Hans Widmaier
    Koppstraße 4
    81379 München

    Phone: +49 (0)89 78730
  1. Hans Widmaier (website), Geschichte
    Company history (German). Retrieved September 2017.
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