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 1947 and the base 1936. It has been totally stripped down and rebuilt after each part has been cleaned and polished. It has its original GPO No10 dial with enamel alpha numeric face and stainless steel finger wheel. The enamel is very good but has faded slightly on the number 1 and has a slight crack. Personally I would keep this original but if you want me to replace with a perfect plastic reproduction then leave a not in the checkout and I will replace it free of charge. Note the original flush all Bakelite 1930s cradle. It 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. 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. Because this is made for modern working on Voip and modem systems it is not for a traditionalist as some original parts have been removed. It still looks beautiful and works perfectly. This has the original lead weight in the base to keep it heavy and well planted to the desk.