GPO Candlestick No150 and desk Bell box.

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This is a fabulous example of a GPO 150 candlestick telephone dated 1927 with a sought after GPO wooden desk mounted bell set. 

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This telephone is a wonderful example of a GPO No150 and dated 1927 with a wooden GPO 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. It is fitted with a genuine GPO No12 with an alpha numeric dial face and stainless steel finger wheel. The brass parts holding the mouth piece to the body and the earpiece switch hook have been stripped polished and re plated in nickel plate at great expense. As you can see they are now in perfect condition. The rare dafodil mouthpiece body was plated back in the 1920s and so I have left the original plating that is very nice. 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. The bell set is in great condition and has been French polished and looks wonderful but shows some signs of being modified in its long life. 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.