Antique Phones

Antique / Retro phones

We sell repair and rewire antique and retro telephones from the early 1900s to the retro telephones from the 70s and 80s, we have an online shop you can use or email your inquiry to us

Antique / Retro Telephones 1900s to 1980s

We sell antique phones and retro telephones, we also repair and rewire antique and retro telephones from the early 1900s to the retro telephones from the 70s and 80s, we have an online shop you can use or email your inquiry to us To find our products please use the menu above, or scroll down
Email us info@antiquephones.co.nz
09 971 7655
021 685 400
The dial phones from the 1940s to the 1970s use a rotary dial, these phones dial in pulse and the dial function may or may not work, this is dictated by the exchange you are connected to and whether or not your exchange supports pulse dialling

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On the rotary dial, the digits are arranged in a circular layout so that a finger wheel may be rotated with one finger from the position of each digit to a fixed stop position, implemented by the finger stop, which is a mechanical barrier to prevent further rotation. When released at the finger stop, the wheel returns to its home position by spring action at a speed regulated by a governor device. During this return rotation, the dial interrupts the direct electrical current of the telephone line (local loop) a specific number of times for each digit and thereby generates electrical pulses which the telephone exchange decodes into each dialed digit. Each of the ten digits are encoded in sequences of up to ten pulses. For this reason, the method is sometimes called decadic dialling.

Tone dialing - from the 1960s onward, the rotary dial was gradually supplanted by dual-tone multi-frequency push-button dialing, first introduced to the public at the 1962 World's Fair under the trade name "Touch-Tone". Touch-tone technology primarily used a keypad in form of a rectangular array of push-buttons for dialing.

In later years, some phones were built which continued to provide the same rotary dial signalling but were operated with buttons. Most of these can be distinguished from touch tone phones by the lack of # and * keys.[citation needed]

Rotary dial telephones have no redial feature; the complete number has to be dialed for every attempted call.

Since the 1950s, telephones were redesigned with the numbers and letters on a ring outside the finger wheel to provide better visibility

1980s decorator dial phone

1980s decorator this series of dial telephone made in Italy for Telecom New Zealand, not many were sold and tend to be well looked after

1960s dial phone wall mount

1960s dial phone wall mount, 1960s telecom wall phone with crhome dial. only the top of the line of these phones had a chrome dial

Retro 80s push button

Retro 80s telecom push button, these were a popular phone in the mid 1980s, most were privately owned with fantastic reliability

1960s British phone

1960s british desk phone SOLD

1980s Telecom Statesman

1980s Telecom Statesman, this telephone is in mint near new condition but is over 30 years old. In this condition this phone is rare as many faded when exposed to sunlight. 

1960s telecom phone with retrofitted push pads

About Antique Phones

We sell rewire, restore and service retro telephones from the 60s to the 80s. mostly Telecom type phones common in most houses between the early 60s to the early 80s, telephones could be purchased from telecom during the hay days of the 80s when the telecommunications market was deregulated

Our Services

Antique and retro telephone sales and services.

We can rewire telephones from the 20s to the 80s and enable the ringing part or even make the whole telephone work wall phones and desk phones. Do you need a restored telephone to suit a 1940s bungalow.

 

Telecom Pert Phone early 1980s in orange mint condition
1960s Telecom with push pad the phone is in mint condition and it is tone dialling so no adaptor is needed
Bakelite telephone 1950s English model mint condition working
1970s dial phone wired and working

Telecom Pert Phone early 1980s in orange mint condition

1960s Telecom with push pad tone dialling so no adaptor is needed

Bakelite telephone 1950s English model mint condition working

1970s dial phone wired and working mint condition

1970s retrofitted push button phone, pulse dialing
1950s red bakelite telephone
1970s retrofitted push button telephone
1970s decorator telephone

About Us

We sell and service retro telephones from the 60s to the 80s. mostly Telecom type phones common in most houses between the early 60s to the early 80s, telephones could be purchased from telecom or the many interdependent sellers which sprouted during the hay days of the 80s when the telecommunications market was deregulated

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Our Services

Antique and retro telephone sales and services. We can rewire telephones from the 20s to the 80s and enable the ringing part or even make the whole telephone work wall phones and desk phones

Phone 09 971 7655

021 685 400

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