Railway signal box telephone

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This is part reproduction and part genuine. Many hours have been spent on this restoration and modification for dial use.

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Hard to find these now. They had no dial and were battery operated.

SOUTHERN RAILWAY WALL TELEPHONE

This was originally made by Ericsson Beeston Nottingham for Southern Railway from 1932. This is not a cheap reproduction as I have tried to keep many of the original parts and spent many hours to get to this stage. The wooden parts were made from solid oak and the metal parts are brass. I have taken the switches out and replaced with a dial on a brass mount. The transmitter has been replaced with a swivel solid brass on brass mount. This part is a fabulous quality reproduction that is now no longer available. Probably because it was so well made and out of solid brass. The earpiece, switch hook and right earpiece hook are genuine and the dial fitted is a genuine GPO No12 with an alpha numeric dial face. I have fitted a pulse to tone unit in this one and so will work on any network and is VOIP enabled. It has also been fitted with an electronic microphone, a best quality brown braided two way cord to the receiver and a handmade plastic line in cord with a UK telephone plug socket. The original wiring along with the bell mechanism has been replaced due to it being battery and so incompatible with modern networks.