Mottled browns

Mottled browns

Mottled brown GPO 162 on bell-set

Perhaps the most sought after British phone in existence. I am pretty confident that there are only two of these phones that still exist complete with bell-sets. This is an FH phone on a Siemens bell-set, the other is an FH phone on an FH bell-set.

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Mottled Brown GPO 196

Ultra rare FH 1934 Mottled Brown GPO 196. Identical to 162 except that it was designed for use with a Local Battery. The 196 was only supposed to have been made in black! Special feature of this phone is that it comes with a highly sought after mottled brown dial blanking plate.

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Mottled Brown GPO 162

Ultra rare. FH 34 GPO 162. Not too many of these around and we collectors are crazy to get our hands on them!

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Walnut Siemens Brothers No. 83 & 91

The Siemens Brothers No. 83/91 is the forerunner of the Siemens 310. This is an extrememly rare walnut version and I am guessing a very small number of these exist, but it would be good to hear from others on this. Has the very early thin type of plunger – these are super rare in black and this is the only one I have seen in walnut.

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Mottled Red Brown Siemens 309

Same as 310 but with base instead of bellset. Very rare in red-brown colour – think the 310s on open bellsets only came in the regular Siemens mottled brown colour.

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Mottled brown Siemens 312

A stunning 1938 mottled brown phone with a super rare mottled brown dial blank. Needs an original Siemens cord to finish it off!

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Mottled brown Siemens 312

An absolutely mint 1937 phone that looks as though it has never been used. Even the original Siemens handset cord (a difficult to find item) is absolutely perfect. Not a scratch of dent on this phone.

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Mottled brown Siemens 312

1938 phone found in Canada. Under the added dial label this has an MTS label indicating that it was originally made for the Manitoba Telephone System.

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Mahogany 1930 GECophone (not Gleneagles)

This predates the 1933 Gleneagles gecophones.   Bears the hallmarks of the earliest phones, including metal plunger & internals, & metal lined hole for dial. Has a very rare early nickel plated metal dial blank (the only example that I have seen).

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Gleneagles Red Brown GECophone

1933 Gleneagles Gecophone acquired by its owner at the April 2016 Lyon and Turnbull auction in Edinburgh. Lacquer paint has been removed.

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Mottled red brown ATM 162

Possibly one of a kind, this is a 1938 mottled red brown ATM LII 549 B3 SPECIAL. I have the same phone in green and ivory and have seen it in red.

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Mottled Brown ATM Monophone

Mottled brown British ATM monophone. Special feature is unusual metal dial blank and also the bottom half of a mottled brown block terminal.

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Mottled Brown ATM Monophone

Mottled brown British ATM monophone. I have seen only three of these in Mottled Brown that I believe to be genuine, two with mottled brown ATM handsets and one with more of a solid red/brown ATM handset.

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Patchwork Mottled Brown AWA 162

The most unusual 162! The colour runs all the way through the bakelite (it’s not painted on!) and the phone is complete, even though the top and bottom do not match. This 1936 phone was manufactured as a display item at the AWA PMG Workshop in Melbourne.

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Mahogany Bakelite 1930 GPO 162

1930 Mahogany GPO 162 – thought to be the original mahogany sample made by Siemens for the GPO.

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Gleneagles Red Brown Gecophone

1933 Gleneagles Gecophone acquired by its owner many years ago. Dial has been retro-fitted.

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