GPO ivory 162 with a No25 bell set

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Not perfect but boy what a telephone. I love these early telephones and they make me tingle with excitement.

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This is a beautiful little telephone dated 1934. The model is a GPO 162 with a very rare No 25 Ivory bell set. It is made from a Bakelite thermosetting type material from the period. These early models are often stained and very yellow but as you can see this one is almost as it would have been moulded. I have been waiting for years for a perfect body but have decided to sell this and let someone get a real bargain. I have stripped it down and reassembled after each part has been cleaned. It has been connected to its No25 bell set and is fully working to both dial out and receive perfectly. As you can see it is not perfect and has some cracking to the handset as shown and the rear of the body has a chip and a crack. All this damage has been stabilised.  The bell set has a crack through it and has been repaired and painted and is an almost perfect blend. It has some imperfections but is very respectable. I have left the 15 foot braided cord from the bell set to the telephone which has some paint but no fraying and is probably worth a lot of money to someone looking for one. This will allow you to locate the bell set high on a wall if required. It has its original GPO braided handset cord in good condition especially as it is 75 years old. Note this also has a No10 chrome fronted dial with its original number enamel dial front in perfect condition.

To sum up this is not perfect but this early model in ivory never mint condition and to have a genuine bell set and long lead is very rare. This will make a fantastic working 1930s period telephone and one I love.

Because of the condition it may be better to arrange a viewing but I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.

Postage and packing to any UK address is £20.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

 

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

GPO ivory Bakelite type 162 telephone and No 25 bell set.

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