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
My telephones' bell or extension bell worked in your shop,
but not when I tried it at home. What is the problem?
Modern push button telephones and bells now only use two wires
in an extension socket. But three wires are need for an old dial telephone to
ring or to stop dial tinkle or other odd noises. Many electricians do not take into account old telephones any more, and
only use two wires to wire extension sockets. No third wire, so the telephone or
bell does not ring or suffers from dial tinkle.
What do I do?
The first thing is to plug the offending telephone or bell
in The Master Socket (Usually the socket that your incoming telephone line
is wired to first).
Next get someone to call you.
If the telephone or bell does not ring, there is a
fault with the telephone or bell or master socket. Please call me on the number
below for advice.
If the telephone or bell rings, this proves there is either
a wiring error or fault in the line to the extensions.
You can either find the fault yourself or call in an
electrician to sort out the wiring.
Caution BT are not
responsible for the telephone wiring in your house after the Master socket.
If you call them for anything other than a problem with your Master socket
or telephone line,
you could suffer hefty charges.
An easier work around is to fit a broadband filter
fitted with a ringing capacitor to the
telephone (Whether you are on broadband or not).
Click here for a broadband filter which
will do the job. Just plug it in.
When I dial out using a dial telephone, other telephones or extension bells
make odd noises such as dial tinkle. What is the dial tinkle and what is the
Dial tinkle means that as you dial a number on your
telephone, other telephones or bells make a tinkling or other sounds.
What causes it? Usually it is a fault in the
wiring between extensions or between extensions and the master socket. More
rarely it a fault with the telephone.
These days electricians are used to wiring up extension sockets using just
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
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
Conversions and repairs can often be carried out while you wait.
If you have a telephone that you want to know more about, or
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.