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Antique Bakelite Telephones
Antique & Vintage telephones of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s ...
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Around the turn of the century, the Belgian born scientist Dr. Leo Baekeland, working as an independent chemist, mixed carbolic acid and formaldehyde to produce, quite by accident, a beautiful and versatile substance which came to be known as "Bakelite". Bakelite's many uses allowed it to become a standard item in the family home of the 1930s and 1940s, and was the standard material for making telephones during this period. Although Bakelite could be produced in a number of colours, it was rare that the telephone companies exploited these possibilities; just like the early Ford motor car - "you can have any colour, as long as it's black". Here we present our range of original Bakelite telephones, which have been restored to full working order. These phones will work in virtually every country, and in many cases - if you let us know beforehand - we can make sure the telephone is delivered with the correct plug for your telephone network. All telephones have a 12 month guarantee. We also offer a full repair service.