VINTAGE BAKELITE TELEPHONE
If you are looking for a unique and long lasting gift for the Bride and Groom, what better retro accessory than an authentic Bakelite phone?
These original reconditioned working telephones were first produced in the 1930s using Bakelite. The affordability of the phones at the time meant they were extremely popular, quickly becoming the standard telephone used throughout the country. Much of the stock held by the shops at Imperial War Museums is from phones produced during the 1940s and 50s.
Bakelite was one of the first mass produced plastics, and was popular in the manufacture of radios, kitchenware and jewellery in the 1930s to 1950s. The retro appeal of old Bakelite products has made them highly collectible.
Telephones seen here may have slight wear due to their age and may vary slightly from the picture shown, whilst some models may originate from other European countries.
All telephones come with a standard UK phone plug and are re-conditioned to work on a standard phone line.
Approximately 12cm wide, 18cm deep and 14cm high, but may vary in size.
£150 available from www.iwmshop.org.uk
Please note, this phone is only compatible with pulse dialling.
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