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       

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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




Belgian Series

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General Information

These telephones were made by Bell Telephones of Antwerp Belgium. They were supplied to Holland to the Post, Telegraph and Telephone Authority.
They did not originally have the gold coloured transfers on them. I applied those after the case has been re-finished. What looks like brass trim round the base of some of the telephones, is actually a hinged carrying handle. The cases for most of the telephones were black, but in response to public demand, I have them painted in other colours. 
The exception is the original cream version I offer. This rare type has its original cream handset and handset rest. All these mark 2 telephones were made between 1956 and 1967.
The mark 1 version from the 1940's is also available in black only. The mark 1 has a different handset and does not have the brass carrying handle.
The wall phones were made from the 1940's to the 1960's.

Historical Information

The Bell Telephone Company of Antwerp Belgium, was an offshoot of Bell telephones of America. They made a wide range of telephones.
Some at least were exported to England and were marketed by STC in Kent.

I would welcome more information about the history of this company.


Click here to visit the Battlesbridge Antiques centre website

Click here to see the Battlesbridge Antiques Centre web site

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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