GPO Candlestick No150 and desk Bell box

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This telephone is a wonderful example of a GPO No150 and dated 1925 with a wooden desk bell set. As you can see it looks fabulous and has been totally stripped down and and rebuilt after each part has been restored to the best it can be. The brass parts holding the mouth piece to the body and the earpiece switch hook were in good enough condition to be hand restored and without the need for expensive re plating. As you can see they are not perfect but in great hand restored condition. The black body and base has been refinished to perfection and the rubber on the base to protect your furniture has been replaced. It is fitted with the very best available hand plaited brown braided cords to the bell set and ear piece. Candlestick telephones are operated from electronics in the bell set. This one has had a GPO induction coil fitted and wired up correctly to allow the telephone to work properly. The bell box is a beautiful well made item dating from around the 1920s with original bells. The bell set is in fabulous condition and has been french polished and looks wonderful. I have fitted an electronic microphone to bring the speech quality up top modern standards. I can make a dial label with your information at no extra charge.


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