Deal or no deal?
Back in the days when shag pile carpets were the height of fashion and the average wardrobe contained enough nylon to down a zeppelin, the only way to phone someone was via a GPO-supplied telephone.
There were no phone shops or communication companies vying for your custom. You used what you were given. And what you were given was a marvellously clunky Bakelite contraption with an ugh-ugh-ing rotary dial
, shrieking bells and a dumbbell-style handset that barely balanced between shoulder and ear. Brilliant!
These triumphs of telephonic engineering are now unequivocal design classics
, so much so we’ve decided to start selling the unwieldy blighters. Perfect for lovers of retro-chic hardware, Retro Telephones
are completely genuine models from the 70s.
Lovingly refurbished internally and ready for use with modern phone sockets
, each stylish hunk of plastic is guaranteed to bring the memories flooding back the second you poke your finger in the dial and hear that familiar ugh-ugh. You might even remember a few numbers from the good old days and start answering the phone by reciting your telephone number, old lady style.
Dialling a number on these retro phones is very satisfying
With their bone-shaking bell ringers
and curvaceous geek-chic styling, Retro Telephones laugh in the fascias of modern slimline phones with weedy ringtones. They also look seriously cool
in any scenario, in a dial-‘i’-for-irony kind of way. Best of all you can slam the handset down, Jack Reagan style, wind the curly-wurly cable around your hand or pace around the room gripping that walloping great base unit. Oh yes, you can also have a good old chinwag. It’s good to talk; it’s even better doing it on a Retro Telephone