Clear 746 Retro Telephone


Abdy Antique 746 Telephones

The model 746 Telephone was first introduced into service in the UK in 1967. This was an improved version of the previous 706 model. The 746 case had an integral handle which removes the need for a separate handle (as used on the earlier 706 telephones). The case styling was slightly different from the 706 although it retained the same overall look and feel. The same colour options were available that had become popular with the 706 range. The 746 was later produced with the new style plug type lead (PST and renumbered as was known as the 8746) this was also converted to high impedance bells to work reliably on the new system of wiring.

746 Telephones produced before the mid 1980’s that do not say 8746 on the base require correct conversion and adjustment to prevent them interfering with the telephone line and potentially causing intermittent problems with both the telephone and Broadband.

Retro 706 Phone

The classic British Retro Telephone is the 706 (made in the 1960’s).

Abdy Retro Phones

These classic 1960’s 706 telephones were the first modern Plastic Telephones in the UK to be offered in a range of standard colours, such as ivory, red, green, concord blue, topaz yellow as well as black.

Before this the standard colour for a British telephone was Black, and although ivory, red and green were made they were very rare, less than 1:10,000 of all the Bakelite telephones in use in the UK were coloured rather than standard Black.