GPO 156 with GPO Bell Box No1

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This one is dated 1929 and the bell box 1923.

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This is a fantastic example of a GPO candlestick telephone. It has its original GPO black coating on the metal parts parts in very good condition. The body has been refinished to its original paint finish and the rare solid copper dial front has also been refinished to as new. As you can see it is a wonderful example. The bell set is marked GPO PX 23 No1 crossed through. I have had it converted back to work as a No 1 using the correct coil to allow it to be used perfectly on the modern system. The woodwork has been cleaned and lightly French polished to leave it with a few scratches etc. The bells have been polished back to brass. The door inside has its original wiring paster marked bell set No1. This telephone has been converted to work on a modern telephone with the correct speech coils etc. I have fitted a best quality hand plaided braided cord from telephone to bell set and it retains its original two wire braided GPO cord to the receiver. To photograph this telephone and bell box took well over 4 hours and still looks far better in reality. It has an electronic microphone to bring the speech quality up to modern standards. This telephone is ready to plug in and go. I can make a dial label with your information at no extra charge. 


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