Candlestick telephone and bell box.

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Converted for modern use with a pulse to tone unit. Ready for the 2025 switch over.

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Voip enable and has its own ring capacitor and so will ring even on two wire extensions.

This is a video of the telephone listed below.

See the actual condition via this video.

This is a lovely telephone. Its not perfect and hasn't been painted but is a really nice example that has survived very well. I don't do many of these and so please don't wait too long as they usually get sold quite quickly.

It was originally manufactured by Phenix in 1923 as a GPO No2 candlestick telephone. It was then upgraded to a GPO No150 with a GPO No10 solid copper finger plate dial during its lifetime in rental. I have modernised this telephone to work on most telephone networks including Voip systems and will work after the big changeover by 2025. This has a modern pulse-to-tone unit internally fitted and will be seen by any network it is fitted to as a modern tone dialling telephone. I have left the the body and all the plated metal parts as is and just cleaned and polished them. They are not perfect and have a lovely original patina in my opinion. The bell set is a GPO No 1A. I have now changed it to a No1A extension bell configuration. again its not perfect but has come up very nicely with a good wax and polish. It would blend ito a period house as though it had lived there all its life. It was probably manufactured in the late 1920s or early 1930s. The bells retain the original plating in very good condition.  This telephone would have originally had to be used with a GPO No1 with speech coils etc but I have converted it to be able to run as a stand-alone telephone or in this case fitted it to an extension bell. The speech and receiver quality is very good and is fitted with an electronic microphone. The externals of this telephone are all original bar the earpiece cord and plastic line in and so are most of the internals but they have been modified and so if you are a traditionalist, please don't buy this telephone. It has been restored to look and sound original and to work perfectly. The long GPO cord from the telephone to bell set is genuine and in very good condition but not perfect. A lot of work goes into these telephones and so they are not cheap, but in my opinion, a beautiful piece of history brought up to modern standards for the future. www.antiquetelephones.co.uk Music: https://www.bensound.com