Iconic Retro telephones from the 1960′s and 1970′s such as the British TRIMphone “Tone Ringer Illuminated Model” have started to make a comeback. You can now buy modern replica versions of these telephones, updated with all the new facilities such as last number redial and the # and * keys.
Classic British Bakelite Telephone. These antique telephones were the first Bakelite Telephones to be used in the UK. These vintage telephones were made of Bakelite and had a separate “Bell Set” that contained the bell. However this “Bell Set” could be mounted underneath the telephone as shown below and the telephone was then called a “combined set”. These Bakelite telephones are now regarded as iconic art deco phones in the UK.
These 200 series telephones were predominantly made in the 1940’s, however they were produced for the GPO between 1929 and 1957. These vintage telephones were produced in the standard black, rare ivory, very rare red and extremely rare jade green.
The most popular British Bakelite telephones are known as the 300 series telephones. They were the first British bakelite phones to contain an internal bell. This superb telephone with its classic hard lines is very sought after. The standard 300 series telephone was known as the 332.
The rarest colour for an antique 332 telephone is Green as in the one above.