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Old 1st May 2011, 9:31 pm   #1
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My neighbour asked me if I could tell him anything about this. It came from an old barn he was helping to clear out today. I can tell him nothing so can you help me out please. The stamp on the back is L11146.
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Old 1st May 2011, 9:48 pm   #2
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What does it say on the dial label?
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Old 1st May 2011, 10:06 pm   #3
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That looks like an early GPO 121, note the early type dial with small label.
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Old 1st May 2011, 10:37 pm   #4
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I know little about phones, but isn't that a name /model plate under the microphone?
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Old 1st May 2011, 10:49 pm   #5
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The dial label reads
'In case of difficulty dial 0'
and below
'for other information see directory'
The plate below the mouthpiece has nothing on it.
The brass finger stop says Pat 178936
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Old 3rd May 2011, 9:16 am   #6
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I would agree with Darren that it's an early Tele No.121 on which the solid back Transmitter No.1 has been replaced by the later Transmitter No.22

http://www.britishtelephones.com/t121.htm

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Old 3rd May 2011, 3:38 pm   #7
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There's also a picture here http://www.britishtelephones.com/gec/k8384.htm of a GEC "Peel Conner" telephone which looks very similar.

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Old 3rd May 2011, 5:56 pm   #8
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The stamp on the back is L11146.
It must be this one then http://www.britishtelephones.com/atm/l11146.htm

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Old 4th May 2011, 6:27 am   #9
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I think you've nailed it down there David. As Terry lives in a coal mining county it makes sense.

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Old 5th May 2011, 8:04 pm   #10
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Many thanks for all your information. It was in a old barn but I am not sure if it was fitted in or just stored there. I will pass on this information to him. Any thoughts on value please. The 'giver' does not want anything for it but my neigbour intends to keep it and will donate its worth to a local charity he is involved with.
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Old 7th May 2011, 3:59 am   #11
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121s go on ebay for around 75-150 depending on condition, I've not seen an ATM one like that on ebay before, but I'd imagine the pricing would be similar.
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It also might be an idea to see if there's a diagram inside, and if so photograph it and send it to Bob Freshwater, to make the record more complete
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