This is a genuine GPO No150 candlestick telephone. Marked S 21 and 235 No2. 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 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 not had this one black plated to keep it as original as is possible as the plating is very good although no perfect. 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 No10 with an alpha numeric enamel dial face with some slight ware. .
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 lightly French polished to keep the patina and some usage marks. (Mahogany I believe). Note this bell box was originally made in 1928. 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 are original and have been polished back to brass.
This telephone is ready to plug in and go and will dial out and receive perfectly on modern telephone lines. I can make a dial label with your information at no additional charge.
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