Rare GPO 162 on a No 25 bellset

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A usable piece of British history.

SOLD

This is a rare telephone to find and it is amazing it is still usable today. This model pre dates the drawer base and as you can see is a wonderful example. It has been stripped down and rebuilt after each part has been cleaned and polished. It is quite rare to still find them now. This one had no dial and still retained its original Bakelite dial mount still with the original dial label. I have included this in the sale simply to keep it all together. I was told by the seller that her farther maintained the telephones in Buckingham palace. Note this has the original bellset to telephone lead and still has the original feet.  I have taken pictures of the markings from the bellset base the Bakelite base and the handset simply to show its history. This telephone dates from around 1937 and many were broken up to use the bellset No 25 for candlestick telephones. I have fitted a lovely GPO No10 dial with a perfect enamel dial face. It is fitted with a perfect hand plaited braded handset cord, a GPO specification round plastic line in cord with a UK telephone socket and an electronic microphone. I have retained the original receiver. Go on and treat yourself to a piece of British history that will last another lifetime. It is fully working to dial out and receive perfectly although don’t expect digital quality sound but perfectly clear.

Postage and packing is £15 to any UK address.

  

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