GPO 1/232 with crested GPO drawer

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This is a wonderful genuine GPO telephone from 1938.


This is a wonderful GPO 1/232 with a rare GPO crested drawer. This was fitted coloured telephones of this year and I was lucky enough to find this totally unmolested telephone in its original state as manufactured. The handset and base are both marked 1938 and can be seen in the photographs below. This one was made by Siemens of Woolwich for the GPO and was made from an early Acrylic material which goes a wonderful creamy colour over the years. The base is a tint whiter as is the mouthpiece but I had no intentions of swapping parts because it is so rare to find them in one piece in great condition. This telephone and dial has been totally stripped down and rebuilt after each part has been cleaned and polished. This telephone has its original handset cord in very good condition and I have fitted a GPO specification round plastic line in with a UK telephone plug socket to allow it to plug in and go. This model had no internal bell although I can fit a small bell inside but it will not sound very loud at no extra cost. The best option is either a GEC 64d with a double socket, a BT50 loud extension bell or a best quality wall mounted reproduction Ivory bell set with genuine GPO No 26 internals to give the correct ring sound. I can make a dial label with your information at no extra cost and it will come with our lifetime of ownership guarantee.


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