This is a lovely genuine GPO 232 black Bakelite plain base model. As you can see it is a very elegant telephone. The handset is marked pre war 1938 and has been totally stripped down and rebuilt after each part has been cleaned and polished. It has an original GPO No12 with an enamel alpha numeric face and stainless steel finger wheel. The numbers and letters are very slightly faded but I love to keep them original however I can swap for a perfect plastic one at no cost if you put in the notice to us on checkout that you would like me to do that. lt has been fitted with a very best quality hand plaited braided handset cord and a quality "D" shaped plastic line in cord with a UK telephone plug socket and made with my own fair hands. I have fitted new GPO specification rubber feet. I have retained the lead weight in the base giving a very solid feel when dialling. It has been fitted with an electronic microphone and a 1950s receiver for perfect modern speech quality. It has been fitted with a pulse to tone unit and a small internal mechanical bell. This replaces the GPO No24 - No27 coil and produces perfect modern speech quality. This will allow it to be used on most VOIP networks and any telephone network. I can fit a dial label with your information at no extra charge.