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GPO MODEL 150 CANDLESTICK TELEPHONE, 1920's
Candlestick telephone, introduced in 1906, it was used with a bell set No 1a see item A0746.
When the automatic exchanges came in, this design replaced the Telephone No 2, as dials were introduced.
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- I have one in daily use connected to the telephone line in my home.
I have disconnected the bell but it receives and makes dialled calls.
.......... David Smith, NEWMARKET, SUFFOLK, 5th of January 2016
- The reason for the separate bell set was that is it was impracticable to incorporate it in the design. However it also meant that the induction coil was also housed in the bell set. This was an advantage as the bell set could be sited wherever required. Replacement models TELEPHONE 162 AND BELLSET25 could be combined or separated. This was so with the telephone 232 and bell set 26, although the induction coil was housed in the telephone. Final model telephone 332 included the bell set and the induction coil.
.......... Norman Mason, Wellington Telford Shropshire, 4th of January 2014