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Offline wds

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Green GPO
« on: February 17, 2018, 04:30:04 PM »
There was a thread a few weeks ago about a green GPO - BIN for $158.  I didn't want to say anything until it arrived on my doorstep.  It's here and it's beautiful.  Not a chips or scratch except for the cradle area.  The phone is dirty, and in need of a good polishing.  The handset doesn't appear to be faded - maybe a different material?  I have a new camera, and I'm still trying to get the colors right on the picture - keeps making the phone look blue, but it is definitely green.

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Green GPO
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Re: Green GPO
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 04:47:53 PM »
Some time spent on the buffer and it should look very nice! Plus....you got the coveted number card with it! Glad the purchase from Belarus went without incident.

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Re: Green GPO
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 04:54:51 PM »
Siemen Brothers 1938 according to the marks on the handset.

The capacitors have been changed as has, obviously, the handset cord. 

Very nice indeed and a heck of a bargain.

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Re: Green GPO
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 06:38:38 PM »
Is it possible that the handset is a bakelite covered metal?  The caps are bakelite/plastic, but the handle has a metal feel to it.
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Re: Green GPO
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 06:39:56 PM »
I've never heard of such a thing but I don't claim to know everything.

Another point of interest is the base of the drawer.  Not many were polished and very few had the GPO logo on.  Have a look at http://britishtelephones.com/collect.htm
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Re: Green GPO
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 06:30:22 PM »
Gave it a quick polishing and it turned out beautiful.  I still can't get the color right, but a lot closer using my phone camera instead of my Nikon.   The green in the picture is still a little light compared to the actual phone.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 06:33:32 PM by wds »
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Re: Green GPO
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 06:48:13 PM »
Good work saving the number card!

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