1940's English GPO Black Bakelite #300 Series Desk Telephone with a tray
This is an original antique 1940s GPO ( General Post office ) British black 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 is in excellent condition for its age. It has a 'Cheese Tray' Drawer that pulls out from the base of the phone with a tray card for your personal telephone numbers.
This telephone has original serial numbers & marks under the handset.
GPO H36 / 234 No.164
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.
Original Factory Marks on the base :
332 C . B . PX/51 / 2
GPO Batch Sample 4206
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 connections