Classic British Telephone - professionally restored, and supplied with our peace of mind guarantee ...
Restored and wired to work. Red 700 series phones are the quintessential "hot-line" telephones. 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. Click here for a
- Rare, original, British telephone
- Fully restored and working
- Supplied with a modern BT plug as standard
- Fitted with the correct plug for your country`s network if sent outside the UK
- Full 1 year warranty from date of purchase.
Full repair service available after this period.
Introduced in 1959, the initial 700 type telephone used the 300 Type body with a new handset and transmission circuit. However, this was a stopgap until a new plastic body could be developed. The design for the new 706 body probably looked to the American Bell 500 telephone for inspiration. The use of plastic meant that a greater range of colours could be used. Another innovation was the now universal curly cord. In the 1970s, the 700 Type telephone was given a minor facelift. The bodyshape was slightly modified as was the method of fixing the case to the body. Later on, the cradle rest was further modified to ensure that the handset sat firmly on the hook-switch. Here we present our range of original telephones, which have been restored to full working order - the bodies have also been polished, bringing the telephone almost back to its new condition.
Our telephone specialist has been specialising in telephones since 1972, bringing over 40 years of experience and dedication to the location, renovation and selling of old and vintage phones. Even the earliest of instruments come lovingly restored and all but the odd early collectors piece come with a 12 month guarantee in full working order. Virtually any phone can be made to work in any country and we will supply your phone with the correct plug for your telephone socket. Telephones have proven an excellent and functional investment over the years, and, for example, the last dial phones used in Britain (the 700 series) are now also beginning to appreciate rapidly. We currently have (diminishing) quantities of most of our original phones, so why not make an investment we are sure you are not going to regret.
Usually sent to UK mainland addresses on a next-day courrier service. Delivery overseas can take a few days longer. We generally dispatch sameday if you order before 12 noon. When you input your address details, you can also add special delivery instructions. In any case, we email you your tracking details, so you will know when delivery will be attempted.