This is a candlestick telephone I have not had re finished and so the paintwork is very good but not perfect. The blackened parts have been stripped back to brass and polished. It has been dismantled and re assembled after each part has been cleaned and polished. It has been wired up correctly to work on both copper wire and cable networks. It has been set up on a special line simulator and then tested on our own BT land line to both dial out and receive perfectly. The bell set on a candlestick telephone has the workings for the telephone inside and this has been upgraded to work perfectly on the modern system using GPO speech coils and retaining the original bells, coils etc. As you can see it is a great telephone and bell box and because it has cost me less in not sending parts out for re finishing and plating I can sell it for less than my fully restored and re finished examples. I can make a dial label with your information at no extra charge.