Antique 1930's British GPO ( General Post Office ) King Pyramid #232 Series Bakelite Telephone
This is an original GPO ( General Post Office ) English #232 series 1930s bakelite telephone. The KING pyramid phone has the original bell in the base. This was one of the best bakelite telephones of the 1930s. Its internal circuits are completely original and fully refurbished. There is the GPO mark British Siemens ( ATM ) under the handset.
The base has the original factory markings
L11559 A3 / SPECIAL / 23/26
The base is 25 cm long and 25 cm wide. The phone is 20 cm in height.
Please note that this is an original phone from the 1930s, and will have some wear and tear for an 90 year old item.
The General Post Office (GPO) of the United Kingdom carried also the sole responsibility for providing telecommunication services across the country.
All our antique telephones are fully stripped down, polished & rewired with hand platted cords in our workshop near Oxford , England. The phones have all original fittings inside and we try to keep all the original parts wherever possible. They come fitted with a standard British connection & all International customers ( USA, Europe, Asia Etc) will be provided with a RJ11 adapter, so the customer can use the phone on any fixed analogue telephone land line.
Please see the attached pictures for the Uk & international RJ11 connections.
WINSTON SUGAR an independent production company of SKY STUDIOS bought 2 of the above telephones for a series about a doctor's surgery in 1930's colonial Bengal, India.