This is a genuine GPO No150 candlestick telephone. Marked S-28 and 235 No2 crossed and No150. This telephone has been totally stripped down. This included removing all the paint and then re-assembled after being sent away to be professionally re-Finished to a perfect gloss finish and in as new condition. The earpiece has been polished back to its original deep black gloss and retains all its original internals except for the modern electronic microphone to bring the speech quality up to modern standards. The original GPO receiver unit is still in place as this still performs to a very good standard. I have had this one black plated to make it as original as is possible. Please be assured this is not a reproduction but the genuine article. This really is a stunning telephone and not one to hide in a dark corner but to display and enjoy. The dial is a genuine GPO No12 with an alpha numeric dial face and a rare early solid copper finger dial.
Now to the bell box No1. I have fitted with a 1940s speech coil to allow the telephone to work perfectly. The wood has been French polished to bring out the grain and beauty of the wood. (Mahogany I believe). Candlestick telephones need to have the speech coils in the bell set to make it work correctly and many sold have a standard No1a bell box and will perform very poorly and will be almost unusable. Please note the bells have the original GPO black finish and have not been re plated to keep as original as possible.
This telephone is ready to plug in and go and will dial out and receive perfectly on modern telephone lines.
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