I have not had these in stock for well over a year. But I have just located
a few more.
In superb condition
This unusual Bakelite wall
phone was first seen in 1931.
With its austere
design only relieved by the nickel plated bells, it is a fine example of
Swiss early minimalist styling.
Cubist movement led by Picasso and Braque, was a major influence on
industrial design at that time, with the result shown here.
example was made in Switzerland for the Swiss Telephone Authority.
Aspects of the internal design and the slender handset shows Siemens and
hook on the base of some models, is provided to temporarily hang the
receiver if the user is called away during a conversation.
microphone has been changed to a modern type.
GPO Wall Phone type 321
As wall telephones were not in widespread use in this
country at that time, relatively few were made or have survived. These
were only made from 1955 to 1959.
The now very scarce Bakelite 321 telephone was used on
shared or “party lines”.
Price Range from £170