Antique 1930's English GPO #200 Series Red Coated Siemens Bakelite Neophone
This 1930s sharp-cornered pyramid Neophone was made in England by Siemens Brothers and Co Ltd. of Woolwich London SE18.
The bakelite phone has been recoated professionally with high quality hard wearing red enamelled paint similar to what is used in car body workshops.
It has 'Siemens Brothers, Made in England' stamped inside of the handset. The 1930s Neophone is also called a series #200 phone. They are extremely rare and collectable because of their classic shape. The unrivalled transmission efficiency and articulation of the Neophone is rendered even more effective by the addition of our new "anti-sidetone induction coil". Under all conditions, the sidetone control of this instrument produces a very natural sound
This model of Neophone solved the difficulty of telephoning in noisy offices, engine rooms, railway stations, and factories where an ordinary telephone was almost useless. It was used by the British post office (GPO), and after exhaustive practical tests had been adopted by many important electricity supply authorities, railways, traction companies, collieries etc. Please note that this is an original phone from the 1930s, and will have some wear and tear.
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