VINTAGE BLACK PHONE BELGIUM? BT BAKELITE RETRO ANTIQUE BELL TELEPHONE

A very handsome black telephone. I have no idea about age etc. but guessing it's 1950s The handset has its original woven covered cord - not the springy type. This phone was in regular use until a few months ago. It has a really reassuringly British bell ring. The finger dial is beautiful too. It's still in fully working order and has a modern BT type plug on a 3m cable. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK
POSTAGE WILL BE £6 - COLLECTION WELCOME

A FELLOW EBAY-ER KINDLY SENT ME THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.................
Hi, I thought you may like to know that the phone you are selling here is probably made by Siemens and was know as the 'Horseshoe Phone' due to the shape around the dial. As far as I know, they are not from Belgium, although they may have been in use there. They may well have been first introduced in the late 1950s, but were mainly in use during the 1960s. I don't remember them being used by Post Office Telephones, I think they were mainly used on private systems in office blocks etc., although the dial label is the type used by Post Office Telephones (previously the GPO) at that time. As a matter of interest, WAXLOW was an exchange covering the Greenford, Middlesex area when London exchanges wers accessed by dialing the first three letters of the exchange name prior to the four figure number. I hope this is helpful,

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