About Candlestick & Bakelite
We specialise in telephones made between the 1920's and 1960's,
originally produced for use by the GPO and on private telephone
Whilst the technology did not alter dramatically, this forty year
period saw many changes in design. The development of early plastics
in the 1930's such as bakelite allowed greater flexibility in production
techniques and allowed the production of phones in new colours,
i.e. ivory, red and green. We have examples from the candlestick
telephone to the classic 300 series, and on into the 706's and trim
phones of the 60's.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
- Are they a good investment?
As they become fewer, they have become more desirable, both by collectors
and those who want something different and stylish for their home.
These 1920's/30's designs blend with many styles of home decor.
They may be considered to be classic 20th Century designs.
Prices have continued to rise in recent years. We leave it to you
to make up your own mind. They make a superb gift for that special
birthday or Christmas.
- How do I order?
- Firstly ring or e-mail us to check availability (leave a message
if necessary and we shall call you back), then send the order form,
if you have the catalogue, or a letter with cheque (in £ Sterling)
to the PO Box address, if you dont have a catalogue but wish to
obtain one please contact us using the details below. Remember it
is a classic piece of working 20th Century technology that
will still work in the digital third millennium.
POST PACKING AND DELIVERY
Delivery is, generally, within 21 days. Please see the order form
for details of the amount. Overseas customers please contact us
for rates for your item.
If your telephone should develop a fault in the first twelve months
we will, of course, repair it free of charge.
TELEPHONE CONVERSIONS AND REPAIRS
If you have re-discovered an old telephone in the loft or garage,
then we can help you get it going again. We do conversion kits which
allow you to convert the phone without having to send it to us.
Please view the next page for pictures of
some of our phones.