Antique 1940's British GPO #300 Series Coated in Chinese RED Bakelite Telephone with a Tray
This is an original antique 1940s GPO ( General Post office ) British bakelite telephone. It has been converted and can be used today in the UK and all over the worldwide . They were also called the #300 series. It is in excellent condition for its age. This is the best example of a rare model of the British 300 series telephone. It has a 'Cheese Tray' Drawer that pulls out from the base of the phone with a tray card for your personal telephone numbers.
Original stamp under the handset says
GEC (MADE IN ENGLAND)
Stamped on the base are the original factory serial numbers
332L FWR 62/2 GPO BATCH SAMPLES 6295 E2
The bakelite phone has been recoated professionally with high quality hard wearing CHINESE RED enamelled paint similar to what is used in car body workshops.
Dimensions are 15 cm wide, 19 cm depth, 15 cm heigh & weighs Please note that this is an original phone from the 1940s, and will have some wear and tear.
Ahura Collectables have supplied and maintain a number of these phones for the exclusive Arts Club Hotel in Dover Street, London. On each floor just outside the lift on the lobby wall hangs one of the wonderful phones Siemens Wall phones. In each of the magnificent bedroom suites there are two 1940s GPO British black bakelite telephones, one on the desk table in the lounge and another on the bedside table.
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 landline.
Please see the attached pictures for the RJ11 connection.