Ivory 1/232 with mirror drawer

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This is by no means perfect but all original and fully working. Priced to sell

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This is an all original GPO 1/232 with drawer. made by Siemens and marked 1936 on the handset and 1938 on the base. It has been stripped down and rebuilt after each part has been cleaned polished rubbed down and polished. It retains its original enamel alpha numeric dial face in good condition with only slight fading to the figures and letters. Please see the last picture. The telephone has been fully tested as working perfectly and ready to simply plug in and go. The cradle rear fork was broken and has been very well repaired which did include some painting. The drawer front to the right corner has been repaired with no paint and is not visible unless very close inspection. There is no other repaired damage only some small areas of discolouration to the body and the handset has significant crazing but not offensive. The handset cord is a best quality British manufactured hand plaited reproduction and I have fitted an electronic microphone and a GPO specification round plastic line in cord with a UK plug telephone plug socket. I have changed the receiver capsule to a more modern 1950s model to bring the reception up to modern standards. If you are not a perfectionist but want a genuine GPO telephone from the 1930s at a great price then this is for you. This model had no internal bell fitted and so I can fit a small internal bell at no extra charge. Ask for this in the check out under message tell me on the telephone when buying it. As you can see it is a wonderful little telephone and is looking for a good home to retire to.


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