Fully restored to a high standard and ready to plug in and use.
In 1929 the revolutionary and beautifully styled pyramid shaped tele 162 table telephones were first introduced in the United Kingdom. They were first made by Siemens and superseded the fantastic era of the ‘Candlestick’ telephone. The GPO version originally required a separate bell set. In the early 1930’s it was quite normal to have a separate bell set, usually the bell set was wall mounted in the entrance hall and the telephone would be placed anywhere to suite the customer. It was also possible to mount the pyramid on top of the bell set to create what was known as a King Pyramid. In 1934 the tele 162 was replaced be the tele 232 which looked identical, the difference being that the 232 contained an improved ASTIC circuit which vastly improved sound quality. Later versions of the 232 were fitted with a drawer in the base so that people could put their contact phone numbers within. This telephone has been fitted with a reproduction handset cord, and connecting cord of the highest quality available. The telephone is in remarkable condition considering its age, with a good colour match which would indicate that it has not been kept in sun light. This telephone is original with no cracks or noticeable damage. These telephones were produced in black, ivory, red and green. I think we all know the rarity of the red and green Bakelite versions and the prices they fetch today.
This telephone has been updated with a modern transmitter for clear outgoing speech; it has a resistor fitted to the bell circuit to ensure the correct REN value. The dial is an early number 10 type and has is an alpha numeric number plate, it has been lubricated with high quality machine oil and re-calibrated with modern test equipment so that it performs on both BT and cable networks.
DIAL NUMBER DISC
There is a reproduction disk fitted, if required I can supply and fit an authentic copy with your exchange and telephone number, for this there would be no extra charge.
All my telephones are guaranteed for two year against technical faults appearing in normal use, postal fees would be covered by the seller. In the unlikely event of a fault occurring after the guarantee period postal fees would be payable by the customer, but we would ensure that costs of repair would be nominal. Christmas is just around the corner, what a surprise present this would make for someone special!!!
ICONIC IVORY 232 GPO "KING PYRAMID" TELEPHONE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION DATED 1950
- Product Code: 200
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