This telephone is a wonderful example of a GPO No156 and dated 1924. As you can see it looks fabulous and has been totally stripped down and and rebuilt after each part has been restored to the best it can be. The black plated brass parts are not perfect but as you can see all original and in great condition. Not re plating these items saves a lot of money and so can be sold at a cheaper price. The black body and base is in near perfect condition. The dial is a GPO No10 with an alpha numeric figure dial face and stainless steel finger wheel. It retains its original genuine two way braided cord to the ear bell reciever. The bell set is dated 1924 and made from solid mahogany. It started life as a rare GPO No5 but is now internally an extension bell and connected to this candlestick telephone to work perfectly. I have simply waxed and polished it and so leaving some patina from its nearly 100 years of age. This will give the beautiful loud double gong bell ring and ideally situated in a hallway to resonate around the house. Candlestick telephones are usually operated from electronics in the bell set, but I have fitted a pulse to tone unit and electronic microphone allowing it to work perfectly without one and so will work on any telephone supplier and Voip system. I can make a dial label with your information at no extra charge. There is an option in the checkout system to opt for a very rare and beautiful wooden GPO desk bell set if desired and is in place of the wall one listed with this telephone. Please read about this bell set in the below link.