Vintage Black GPO 706 Rotary Telephone
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The Tele 706 was designed jointly by Ericsson's Telephones Ltd, The GPO Engineering Department and the Council of Industrial Design. It featured new ideas and a more modern streamlined shape from designs already used in several telephones introduced during the previous decade.
Featuring smooth curves and ergonomic design, this model was lightweight, colourful and versatile. The same telephone could be used for many applications by changing the removable dial surround and also had a blanking plate covering a hole which could be removed to allow different switches to be fitted.
Fully converted to work on the new UK phone system with a new PSTN line cable plus a 330k Ohm resistor so it does not effect your internet connection. Some phone lines may require an additional ADSL micro filter which is available for a couple of pounds from the likes of eBay etc, however these are often provided with broadband routers / modems.
The phone is in general good condition with wear commensurate with age and use, including scuffs, marks and some surface scratching. There is also a little crack to the side of the outer shell, along with some unwinding to the coiled handset cable, but nothing that detracts from its overall look or functionality.
Measuring approximately 24cm wide, 22cm deep and 12cm tall.
Please see other listings for telephones in different colours.