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Vintage Bakelite 232 series PYRAMID - 232 - PMG - 1949

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Seller: kevington3723 (1,608) 100%, Location: Doreen, VIC, Ships to: AU, Item: 163040910707 Series 100 P.M.G. PYRAMID 232 Desk Telephone This is a magnificent example of a circa 1949 - 232 series table telephone and is in lovely condition. Just on 69 years old Made in the 1949 - for the PMG The 232 normally had the pull out drawer fitted and more modern internal electronics. High gloss natural finish "New Old Stock" PVC handset cord "New Old Stcok" PL type line cord (older style plug) "New old stock" receiver and transmitter diaphragm fitted. New Rubber feet ORIGINAL #10 dail dated 1948 1939 dated handset ORIGINAL pull out drawer The transmission and reception is loud and clear. Super shiny main body - lovely indeed The BELLS ring loud and strong The first of the bakelite telephones - so rare in this working condition. This phone would look great in any period home, retro fit out or home office. Pictures form part of my description with others available on request. I offer after sales service to maintian your satisfaction - I don't just sell and forget. 6 Month Warranty - no questions asked Item is double packed to ensure you receive it in the same condition as it leaves me. Any postage overcharge will be fully refunded - i do not make money on postage as some try to. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- History of the 100 series King Pyramid. Introduced in 1929 this Bakelite cased table telephone was originally produced by Siemens. The APO version did not have an integral bell and therefore a wall mounted Bellset No. 25 was used with a timber Bellset No. 1 often used in Australia. The Bellset No. 25 could also be fitted under the telephone using special screws and was fitted in the field in most cases. Some of the original telephones were fitted with cast iron bases, whilst later models generally came with a lead weighted Bakelite base or rubber feet mounted to the belset base. A few of the later phones occasionally had a base with a drawer but rarely if at all seen in Australia like this. The 162 was replaced by the similar 232 sereis in 1934, with the only visable difference being the handset cradle. Other differences were slight changes to the internals and matching bellbox. All other cosmetic details were identical. The PMG continued to issue the 162 in Australia up until around 1938, with the 232 not issued so much in Australia opting for the 300 series after the 162. Telephone No. 232, a development of the 162, was introduced in 1935. It featured improved electrical performance derived from an improved ASTIC circuit and large numbers remained in use into the 1950s and a few until around 1970, making it a very successful and long-lived design. The telephone had to have an associated Bellset, because the telephone itself has no provision for a bell. The Bellset could be fixed under the telephone with special screws - some people describe these telephones as a "King Pyramid". Click here for more information. Later versions featured a drawer in the base (for dialling instructions or number lists) and an improved cradle fork design made of cellulose acetate instead of Bakelite that was less damage-prone and made the telephone easier to carry around. Simon Chappell explains this concisely: I think most people might define the two types as ‘162 cradles’ and ‘232 cradles’. The earlier type closely follows the profile of the top of the ‘pyramid’ whereas the later type overhangs to provide the lip. Not all telephones have the pull-out drawer and of those that do (types 1/232 and 2/232 made with coloured cases) generally have a stainless steel cover with the GPO roundel embossed in red and a clip for a notepad. More details on this beautiful series of telephones can be viewed at - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CASH on pick up please. Condition: Used, Condition: Fantastic condition for it's age, Brand: PMG, Era: 1940s, Year: 1949

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