Rare ivory French Bakelite telephone

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Pure French elegance.

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This is a very elegant ivory Bakelite telephone. It is in wonderful condition and has been fully stripped down and rebuilt after each part has been cleaned and polished. It has an electronic microphone fitted into the handset and an internal bell has been fitted inside to make it work perfectly. This is a very rare colour and the vast majority were manufactured in black. It has an extra earpiece which was commonly known as a mother in law earpiece but is in fact a very useful addition when in a noisy environment such as small children playing when you are making an important call. I have never had the pleasure of having one of these but I am now a big fan. It has been fitted with a GPO type finger dial to enable a nice GPO old style dial label to be fitted. It has modern handset and mother in law braided cables and I am sure you will agree this telephone is very beautiful. I would think it dates from the 1940s-50s. I will be hunting these down now because they really are pure French elegance.

 

I will fit a dial label with your information at no extra cost.