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Vintage GPO Telephones
I collect and restore vintage telephones
It looks very similar to a British 1920's telephone called a No 121. The type 10 rotary dial is definitely a British design.
As you say the British GPO candlestick telephone market is a minefield. 95% of these telephones are reproductions. Some are easy to spot and others are very similar (at first glance) until you put the...
Hi its a British 1940's Bakelite magneto telephone worth about £30 GBP
Back in the 1930's it would not have needed a dial as it would have been connected to a manual telephone exchange. You would have just pick up the phone and talked to an operator who would have manual...
Hi, it's a British "Neophone" virtually identical to the GPO model No 162 telephone which dates it between late 1930's and early 1940's. It would have needed a Bakelite bell set No 25 to ring. As back...
I agree the Siemens bell set is more elegant. I know the GPO 1/232 with a bell set No 26 sells for 2 to 3 thousand GBP so I wonder what yours is worth? Not bad for $5 :-)
Lovely, the candlestick body and bell receiver are virtually identical to the early British candlestick telephones (Model No 150) of the same era. Which makes sense as back then the early British tele...
Hi this was origionally a 1923 (the C23 marking) British Bell set No 1. that would have been paired with British 1920's candlestick telephone known as a Model 150. See the pictures at https://www.abdy...