This a beautiful example of a French model U43 and has been totally stripped down and re built after each part has been cleaned and polished. I have upgraded the internals to allow it to work perfectly on any telephone network and Voip systems. This model need an outside independent bell ringer and so I have fitted a small internal mechanic bell. This will not ring very loudly but gives a very pleasant ring. The speech and receiver quality is very good and fitted with an electronic microphone, a very best quality hand plaited braided handset cord and a very high quality D shaped plastic line in made by me. I think the French made things with style and I hope you agree. A very good price for a genuine period Bakelite telephone. This was designed and first manufactured in 1943.