Antique 1930's #232 Series Red Coated Bakelite British GPO (General Post Office ) Pyramid Telephone
This is an original antique 232 English (General Post Office ) GPO 1930s telephone. It has been completely refurbished and works perfectly. It’s in superb condition and has been polished to the highest standard. There are English GPO marks on the base. The 232 is the finest telephone we have for sale. It is truly a collector's item because it was used in the MOD ( MINISTRY OF DEFENCE ) in some form of capacity during the 2nd World War.
The base has the original marks & serial numbers. The bakelite phone has been recoated professionally with high quality hard wearing red enamelled paint similar to what is used in car body workshops.
Serial nos & details stamped in the centre of the hand set.
GPO C37 / 234 164
On the base there are some interesting MOD ( MINISTRY OF DEFENCE ) marks & details:
TELEPHONE DESK / NO: 2 REF NO .W.31606 E.D
INST.NO. 470935 YI/YA 8566
MOD. RECORD ASSEMBLE CAT. NO
( BOX OF NUMBERS 1-25 ) YA.8197
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.