The exterior of the lid is clearly aged and the interior is shiny and bright. Also note also the smooth handle, characteristic of old steins. Telegraph troops were responsible for the establishment of telegraphic communications in war and for the disruption of the enemys telegraphic communications. The telegraph troops created in Prussia in 1830 within the New Prussian engineer battalions were established as a separate corps in 1899.4 was established on 1 October 1907 and was subordinated to the XIV Corps and 2nd Inspectorate of the Telegraph Corps. Peacetime locations were Karlsruhe and Freiburg.
The 0.5L stein measures approximately 6.75" high and 4.5" basal diameter and weighs approximately 1 lb 10 oz. It is in excellent condition.Lid is relatively tight, pewter in excellent shape with shiny inner lid. Mild exterior wear, but pronounced on left hand name list (see photos). The bottom is marked "1" with an old tag. I don't know what it means--it could be an inventory number or a price (it looks like European handwriting). I have NOT polished or cleaned the stein. Overall, this is a beautiful, colorful, and collectible regimental stein. I hope that it occupies pride of place in its new home!
Please feel free to message with questions. Same with Pokemon cards, Legos, books, coins, Russian nesting dolls, sports memorabilia, and too many other things to count. The item "Antique Telegraph Battalion Regimental Military German Beer Stein, 1910-1912" is in sale since Thursday, February 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Breweriana, Beer\Drinkware, Steins\Lidded Steins\Germany".The seller is "daddybeanie" and is located in Waltham, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.