Ivory GPO 1/232 on a No26 bell set.

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Lovely original telephone.

This is a lovely all original ivory GPO 1/232L with drawer. It has been totally stripped down and rebuilt after each part has been cleaned and polished. As you can see it is very uniform in colour and although the rear of the telephone has some slight fading it all matches very well because it has been together in this formation all its life. It is dated 1955 on the handset and retains its original GPO No12 all metal alpha numeric dial. It has been fitted with a best quality all British manufactured hand plaited braided handset cord, a GPO specification round plastic line in cord with a UK telephone plug socket and an essential electronic microphone to bring the speech quality up to modern standards. I have handmade the bell set to telephone outside cord using original 1950s cord off a role. It has been fully tested on a special line simulator and then on my own BT line to check it is working perfectly. I can make a dial label with your information at no extra cost. I can also tell you for sure that this is a genuine GPO ivory bell set and not one of the perfect reproductions available. Many of these bell sets are sold as genuine and so if this is important to you then you need to buy from someone that knows the difference. The bell sets are very rare and so it is nice to have one still mounted to the telephone for the last 55 odd years.


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