The Old Telephone Company,  Essex, England
Established in 1986
Exclusively old telephones and parts for 25 years
I have personally restored and sold over 3000 old telephones

 Click here to go to British 300 1930's to1960's Ring back memories with Up Home Page    an old Bakelite telephone Click here to go to British Candlestick 1900's to 1930's       

For Spare Parts Click Here                            For Repairs and Conversions Click Here


Contact        How to find me

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


Candlestick Spares
200 Spares
300 Spares
700 Series Spares
Belgian Spares
Wallphones Spares
Bellsets and Spares
Other Spares
Compact and Silver Jubilee Spares
Dial types
Cords, Cables
Bakelite Spares
Microphones and receivers
Wiring Accessories


Dial Types

If you are looking for dials and spare parts for dials, click here

As a guide,

Type 8 dial Rarely seen. Has a small dial centre, and 4 screw terminals on the back. Otherwise basically similar to the type 10.

The type 10 dial was used with most British manufactured telephones from 1923 to around 1951/2. These include candlestick, wood wall phones, 200 series, and 300 series. Early examples had either a small or large dial centre and a brass or copper finger plate finished in black. Later by the early '30's they all had large dial centres and stainless steel finger plates.

The Type 12 dial was used on many British made telephones from 1951/2. These include 200 series; 300 series and early 700 series telephones
This covers most of the candlestick, 200 series, 300 series and early 700 series telephones.

Both type 10 and 12 were made with variations for specific purposes.

Dial type 17LA Miniaturised dial fitted to test telephone type 280. Picture to follow.

The type 24c dial was specific to Automatic Telephones and Electric (and their subsidiaries) manufactured telephones. Some had chrome plated finger plates, but most had a brass plate finished in black. A variation of the 24c is often seen fitted to an Indian made or sourced telephone.
The L39509 dial also made by ATE is rarely seen.

    The type 21 dial in various forms was used from about 1960 in most of the GPO and BT dial telephones until the push button keypad took over.
Most type 21 dials have a transparent finger plate, but many of the early types had a colour coded plate to match the telephone.

 There were large numbers of type 21 dials fitted with a chrome (actually stainless steel) finger plate. They were often used where a more robust dial was deemed necessary. Interestingly these are described on an "advice" web site as fake. They are not!
Many earlier British telephones were fitted with the type 21 as a service replacement.

Most foreign dials are specific to the manufacturer of the telephone, but some early Danish telephone dials were British made and based on a type 8 or 10 dial.

If you are looking for dials and spare parts for dials, click here




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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 01245 400601.

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 repairs.  Conversions and repairs can often be carried out while you wait.

If you have a telephone that you want to know more about, or have it 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.

Emails to or copy and paste into your email programme or app .

By post to The Old Telephone Company, The Old Granary, Battlesbridge Antiques Centre,
 Battlesbridge, Essex SS11 7RE.

The Old Telephone Company respects your privacy, and will not divulge any information about you to a third party.
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