Siemens 312 Table Telephone - Super Rare

£485.00 Sold Out

We are now offering all our telephones with the option to purchase our own 'Dial-A-Tone' pulse to tone converter at a special 'bundle' price to ensure your telephone is compatible with BT 'Digital Voice' and other VOIP systems.

This is a super rare example of Siemens 312 table telephone, which is Siemens version of the 232 combined set. These telephones, in any condition, are very hard to find, but to find one which is crack free is even rarer. The telephone has been fully restored and has a No.10 dial dated 1940 with an enamel numeric dial plate. There has been some previous servicing in 1948 and we have left the engineers date mark which we believe is delightful to have.

We will fit this telephone with a replacement transmitter unit and the later 2P receiver unit or leave it as original depending upon the purchaser's preference.

The telephone comes complete with our own high quality Siemens reproduction paper furniture. The dial label can be customised with an area and telephone number of your choice.

Our full, top-quality restoration includes:

- Our own brand-new best quality cotton braided line and handset cords
- High quality correctly fitting replacement transmitter unit
- Fully serviced dial set with professional test equipment
- Quality replacement furniture
- Mechanically polished case
- Quality replacement feet

Restoration Details:

•Handsets and cases are stripped of their components and thoroughly cleaned.

•Cases are polished, both mechanically and by hand. It has taken me many years to perfect this technique and it will return the case to the best possible condition. Polishing by hand alone will not achieve the best results.

•All contacts are cleaned, set and polished.

•Dials are stripped, cleaned, inspected, lubricated and rebuilt. This includes the removal and cleaning of the governor, governor cup and main bearing. The contacts are set and the dial speed and MK /BK ratio set. This is an essential part of making a telephone work properly.

•Bell coils are set and any necessary adjustment made so their resistance is suitable for modern networks.

•A new line cord is fitted and the telephone is reassembled with the appropriate wiring alterations made to allow it to function on a pulse dialling system.

•Mouthpiece are fitted with a modern electronic transmitter to provide high quality speech.

•Finally, telephones are tested on a live line to ensure they are working correctly and a custom dial label is fitted.