Very rare light green Bakelite 300 series telephone

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Made in the late 1950s early 1960s

 

These are hard to find now and a real collectors item in good condition. In the late 1990s a friend and I had someone in India that would locate these in the best condition available. They are usually in terrible condition because they were used until impossible to repair. We only imported the best ones available and shared them out between us. I packed mine away in boxes in my loft and have just found this one.

   This one is in very good condition baring in mind these are made from a Bakelite material and so very brittle. It has a few imperfections as shown in the pictures. The handsets often crack as this one has because the metal ring moulded inside expands at a different rate to the unforgiving Bakelite and these came from a very hot country. These were made using the tooling sold by ATM after they had finished with it. These are not a reproduction and are very sought after. As you can see it is a beautiful colour with only the slightest of browning in small areas. I have added a proper genuine GPO dial as the ones used were not very good and as I give a lifetime of ownership guarantee this was essential. It has been fitted with an electronic microphone, a best quality hand plaited braided handset cord and a GPO specification round plastic ivory line in cord with a UK telephone plug socket. It has new feet and as you an see looks fabulous. This fully working to dial out and receive. I can make a dial label with your information at no extra charge.