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Rare Vintage PTT Ericsson Black Bakerlite Type 1951 Rotary Dial Telephone – With Mother In Laws Receiver/Listener (Second Ear Piece) – Matt Black Finish –  A Definate Collectors Piece – £185

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This is an original example of the stylish ‘1951’ model and was the result of a unique collaboration between PTT (the Dutch State Post & Telecoms dept), who designed the internal mechanism, and Ericsson who designed the beautiful exterior.  The initials PTT  stands for Post Telefoon en Telegraaf in Dutch. 

It’s beautiful Matt black finish adds to its charm and has the unique Mother In Laws Receiever/listener so a second person can listen in on the conversation.   

Another unusual design on this collectors piece is that the dial numbers are on the inside of the dial button itself, not inside each dial indent.  

Ready to plug into your current telephone and use straight away.

She is a snap at £185 but as always we are open to reasonable offers.

The phone is guaranteed for a full 12 months, all parts and labour free….. And then a nominal charge of around £10 plus parts after that:  A lifetime guarantee by any standards.  Hope you like her as much as we do.

Call in and see her at our Community Enterprise based at Cambridge Walks, Cambridge Arcade, Eastbank Street, Southport, PR8 1EN. 

 Telephone enquiries are always welcome.  01704 535123.

 You can also visit our webpage “MakeItWorkShop.org” for more information about what our community enterprise does, or apply to become a volunteer. We look forward to hearing from you.

Telephone Of The Week – An Amazing James Bond Inspired 007 Gold Rotary Dial Telephone – GPO 746 Series – A Real Collectors Item – £100 

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What an amazing piece of history and movie memorabilia.   An absolute must for any Bond Fans out there.  

“Another ‘once-only’ customised GPO Telephone from MakeItWorkShop. The phone is dated 1969. Coloured to match the telephone used by Goldfinger, James Bond’s arch-enemy from the 1960’s film of the same name. 

This one is a stunner, even the dial label is customised with the 007 logo! All original components for this phone, the 746, once stated to be… “the most reliable telephone ever produced!” 

Ready to plug into your phone line and use straight away.

It’s an absolute snap at £100 as this is so unique, but as always we are open to all reasonable offers.  

“The phone is guaranteed for a full 12 months: all parts and labour free…. and then a nominal charge of around £10 plus parts after that; a lifetime Warranty by any standards. Hope you like her as much as we do! 😉

The amazing James Bond Movie Poster Book is also available for £20. 

Call in and see her at our Community Enterprise based at Cambridge Walks, Cambridge Arcade, Eastbank Street, Southport,  PR8 1EN.   Telephone enquiries are always welcome.  You can also visit our webpage “MakeItWorkShop.org” for more information about what our community enterprise does, or apply to become a volunteer.   We look forward to hearing from you.

MakeItWorkShop – Telephone Of The Week – GPO  Series 746 – Rotary Dial Telephone – Dial Badge Marking “Centenary Of The Telephone 1876-1976     Dual Tone in Purple and Cream – £80

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A beautiful vibrant dual tone rotary dial phone.   This particular telephone dates back to 1969. 

There is however, something utterly unique about it: All of the internal parts are dated to this year. But, the main body of the phone is new and in a colour never produced by the GPO. 

Nevertheless it is all ‘original’. The cases in these vibrant ‘new’colours were made in Wales using the exact same moulds used by the GPO. The equipment used to make these, and the cases themselves were purchased by and from a good friend of ours directly from the Post Office when this design of phone ceased to be in the early 1980’s, when people began to buy their phones rather than rent them, and when tone dialling and push-button phones were first introduced to the British Telephone Network. 

A unique point is the Dial Badge Marking which shows. CENTENARY OF THE TELEPHONE. 1876-1976.   In 1876, Scottish emigrant Alexander Graham Bell was the first to be granted a United States patent for a device that produced clearly intelligible replication of the human voice. 

Ready to be plugged into your telephone line to use straight away and is available at £80.  As always we are open to any reasonable offers. 

This and so many more vintage and retro telephones are on display at MakeItWorkShop.  Please call in and see for yourself what treasures we have. 

We are based at Cambridge Walks, Cambridge Arcade,  Eastbank Street, Southport, PR8 1EN.

Telephone number 01704 535123.

TELEPHONE OF THE WEEK – A TRANSPARENT EXTREMELY  RARE VINTAGE ROTARY DIAL TELEPHONE – POSSIBLY AN EXHIBITION PIECE FROM NEW ZEALAND – £100

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A beautiful transparent rotary dial vintage telephone.  An original but  an extremely rare find as these phones are hard to come by.

You can appreciate the detail and craftsmanship of this classic phone, including  the twin brass bells and the contrast of the red, green and white cabling running through the cord.

An exhibition piece possibly from New Zealand.  

This phone has been adapted to work on your existing telephone line.  Just plug in and start using. 

Definitely a conversation piece and would look at home in any room.  A collectors item, an investment and a piece of history.

Asking price is £100 but as always we are open to reasonable offers.

Pop in to appreciate her in all her glory, and see all the other amazing items we have.  We look forward to meeting you.

MakeItWorkShop, Cambridge Walks, Cambridge Arcade, Eastbank Street, Southport,  PR8 1EN.
TELEPHONE. 01704 535123

TELEPHONE OF THE WEEK – 1973 GPO SPECIAL EDITION PINK SERIES 746 TELEPHONE  –  IN LIKE NEW CONDITION – £100

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A beautiful phone in pristine condition. A GENUINE vintage item and is in LIKE NEW condition made by GENERAL POST OFFICE.

Extremely hard to get hold of in a special edition release colour.

Rotary dial phone which has been upgraded to work on your telephone line straight away. Just plug in and away you go. A beautiful phone for your living room or bedroom.

It will certainly be a centre of conversation and would make a fabulous Christmas present for that special person.

Call in and see this unique phone and many others that are available at MakeItWorkShop, Cambridge Walks, Cambridge Arcade, Eastbank Street, Southport, PR8

Telephone 01704 535123

As always we are open to any reasonable offers.