All telephones are available to buy by mail order
£15 post and packing to all parts of the UK.
Smaller parts post and packing is from £3.50 to UK only
You can collect from my shop at weekends by arrangement
Telecommunications Heritage Group is a thriving organisation for enthusiasts, and
collectors. They have meetings and swap meets through the year. An excellent
bi-yearly journal and several news letters are published.
to Alex Clark, PO Box 561 South Croydon CR2 6YL. Tel. 01208 407 2129. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the definitive British web site about old telephones. If there is
anything you need to know, visit his site first.
Old Time Telephones
by Ralph O. Meyer. Tab Books. 290 pages. ISBN 0-07-041818-7.
A paperback book describing the early days of telephones through to almost the
present day. It concentrates on the technical aspects of telephone design, with
numerous circuit diagrams. Aimed at the American market there is virtually no
reference to foreign telephones. However telephone design in those days was
heavily influenced by American practice, so much is relevant.
Telephones by Andrew Emmerson. Shire Books 32 pages
A slim paperback concentrating mainly on British telephones from the 1870's to
the 1970's. Many illustrations, make it an ideal book for those starting a
collection or those just seeking more information.
Telephones of the World by Povey and Earl. 202 pages ISBN
The authors have ranged far and wide in their quest for the unusual. Apart from
the usual telephones covered in most other books, they have sections on
specialised uses for telephones. So we see call telephones, police telephones,
and the short lived Theatrophone.
Phone By Paul Clark. Aurum Press. A5 32 pages. ISBN
This book covers the external design of telephones from the beginning to almost
the present day. It is presented from a European viewpoint, although some
American telephones are included. Many fine illustrations.
Antique to Modern By
Kate E. Dooner. Schiffer Publishing. 176 pages ISBN 0-88740-386-7
Although sub-titled Ancient to Modern, this book scarcely refers to modern
telephones. It does however provide an excellent source of information about
telephones from their inception to the 1950's. The accent is heavily towards
American telephones. Profusely illustrated in colour, it is essential
Credit/Debit Cards are the
preferred method of payment.
I no longer accept cheques.
If you wish to place an order,
or have an enquiry, please read all below.
Please call me (Gavin Payne) by telephone if you wish to place
an order for a telephone, spare parts, or have an enquiry. I can usually
be reached 9.00am to 5.45pm any day, including weekends. Calls in the
evening are not appreciated and could make me very grumpy. The number is
I am in the shop
most Saturday and Sunday mornings between 10.00 and 12.00. These are the
only times I am in the shop for the sale of spare parts, conversions and
Conversions and repairs can often be carried out while you wait.
If you have a telephone that you want to know more about, or
repaired or converted, please have it right next to you when you call.
Please also have a selection of small flat bladed screwdrivers to hand. I do not give advice for DIY repairs or conversions or valuations of any
kind over the telephone or by email. Please bring the telephone to my shop
for assessment, but always call me first before bringing it in.