Wednesday, February 08, 2006
As a hobby I restore and renovate old British antique phones. I have a range of these vintage / antique phones, primarily GPO (General Post Office) phones dating from the 1920's to the 1970's. I limit myself so that I only collect genuine British Telephones. I have sympathetically converted these old phones so that they will still function properly when connected to a modern BT telephone exchange line. I do not believe the conversion of these Bakelite Telephones diminishes their value, because I do not remove any of the original components, I just service and adjust them and only add a small number of electrical components that can be easily removed later if needed. I have my own antique telephone website at Old Telephone Antiques . I also convert and restore these old telephones for other people.