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Vintage British phones - Siemens Brothers

Started by guitar1580, January 02, 2011, 08:05:02 PM

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I've always wanted one of these phones, since I first saw them in books, years ago.  Made by Siemens Brothers of London around the 1930's, also known as the Neophone, model 312, 310, tele 232, and several similar models & variations, some with built in ringer, some with seperate ringer boxes.  I think they have a nice elegant look, particularly the middle picture below.

I'm hoping that the internet has made it possible to find one for reasonable $$.  Does anyone have any idea of price / availability / value of a decent original example of one of these?

Josh P


Those are the GPO 200 series.  I have never seen one for an affordable price, but you never know.  I got a 300 series for under $10 recently.



The top one is absolutely stunning.  The sharp edges give it a much more elegant look than the one below it with it's softer corners.

Kenny C

Isn't this a phone like the one on the desk in " Dial M for murder"?
In memory of
  Marie B.


Pics 1 and 3 are interesting as I'd never clocked that some Neophones had sharper lines than the standard GPO equivalents.

They certainly add an intriguing variant to the more rounded sets.
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"