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Fully Converted GPO No11 Mahogany Wall Telephone   T16
Fully Converted GPO No11 Mahogany Wall Telephone T16
Original, quality, mahogany wall telephone, fully restored and converted to work perfectly on a standard modern B.T. telephone line. This No11 type was introduced in 1902 and was superseded in 1929, but remained in service for many years. Originally without dials, but later fitted on request, although many continued to be used without the dial. This example arrived without a dialling mechanism and the correct No12 replacement has been fitted during the conversion work. This telephone has been completely dismantled, cleaned, fitted with various replacement parts, overhauled and tested. Full details of the work carried out and a list of replacement parts fitted with photos of before and after are included with the purchase. All is now complete and in good and working order. Backboard 19.5" x 10.25", body 4.5" front to back, widest 13.5", max 11.5" front to back including fittings.  
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Price: 585.00


Fully Converted Series 300 GPO Telephone T12
Original, quality, series 300 black Bakelite GPO telephone fully restored and converted to work perfectly on a standard modern B.T. telephone line. The series 300 was introduced in the late 1930's and was phased out in the late 1950's. During the current restoration and conversion this telephone has been completely disassembled and cleaned, some parts and the cords have been renewed and full details of the work carried out and a list of replacement parts fitted is included with this item, as well as photos of before and after restoration. All is now complete and in good and working order. 9" wide x 6" tall and 8" front to back. More similar converted telephones and other models are usually available.  
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Price: 300.00


Fully Converted Series 300 GPO Telephone   T12



Lignum Vitae Intercom Tube   IT2
Lignum Vitae Intercom Tube IT2
Original, quality, mid to late 19th century, two piece intercom tube mount in lignum vitae and fitted to the original brass and iron pipe mounts.The mouthpiece and whistle are in super condition and work well. These were used in smart houses and hotels etc for communicating to different floors. This example would have another at the other end of the pipe. Most unusual to find these in good order today. Flange 2" diameter, whistle 2.5" long, total (as in photo) 5" x 2". 
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Price: 230.00


Telephone Enamel Sign on Bracket S252
Original, quality 1920's / 30's rectangular shaped enamel sign, on the original galvanised wrought iron wall bracket. This very clean sign details in white upper cased text "You May Telephone From Here", to both sides. Some minor fading to the enamel in places but no chips or stains and complete and in exceptional condition. Sign 22" x 9". Backplate 28.5" x 4". Total 23" front to back. 
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Price: 450.00


Telephone Enamel Sign on Bracket S252



Telephone Enamel Sign S248
Telephone Enamel Sign S248
Original, quality 1920's / 30's double sided enamel directional arrow detailing 'Telephone' in red upper cased text on cream, with a red border all round. This sign, in mint unused condition, has two holes to the top for mounting on a bracket and is as clean and bright as the day it was made. Two minuscule chips only and complete. 23" x 5.5".  
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Price: 450.00

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