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A fantastic antique telephone. Consisting of a wooden junction box, Bakelite switch and brass handset. Dating from the 1930s to 1940s. The mouth and ear piece are made from Bakelite. This is a salvaged item, untested and for spares and repair. The handset has a button with 'press this while speaking'. The handset is heavy and has a wonderful period look. The cord and flex are original and fraying in many places. This is a rare telephone, perfect for any collector or to stage in a modern interior to add a burst of personality.


Untested and for spares or repair. Frayed flex. Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.


Box - 11.5 cm width, 15 cm depth, 7 cm height

Button - 7 cm diameter, 4.5 cm height

handset - 26 cm width, 6 cm depth, 5.5 cm height

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We are a family business and love sourcing unusual pieces which bring a burst of individual style to the most modern of interiors, creating interiors with soul!

Viewing of items is always welcome. The Retrobarn is based in Flamstead, Hertfordshire and is open by appointment.

All items are packed using recycled cardboard and bubble wrap. Items are sent tracked, insured and signed for. 

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Antique Rare Operators Wooden Box Bakelite Switch Brass Handset Telephone Prop

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