200 series dial telephone, 1925-1935

Made:
1925-1935 in England
maker:
Unknown
and
General Post Office

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Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
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Dial telephone, dial marked with letters and numerals, c. 1930. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

200 series dial telephone, black, dial marked with letters and numerals, unknown maker for the General Post Office, England, 1925-1935.

The introduction of Bakelite and other plastics meant that the Post Office could offer telephones in new designs. The 200 series was introduced in 1934, and remained in production until 1957. Improved transmitters were combined with the receiver in a more convenient single handset. The bell for the phone was housed in a separate wall-mounted box. An alternative bell case was also developed which could be used as the base of the telephone.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1985-689
Materials:
bakelite, metal (unknown), textile
type:
telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
status:
Permanent collection

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