Abdy Retro Telephones
Online 746 Telephone Shop
Our online shop sells refurbished "original" Vintage/Retro BT/GPO 746 telephones made in the UK in the 1970's and 1980's. All the old GPO/BT phones for sale here contain genuine original 746 phone insides. They have also all been lovingly refurbished with new UK manufactured cases, handsets and cords. Please see our "What is a Refurbished 746" page for more details.
However, if you would prefer to buy a 746 telephone with an original restored case we also have a small number of these on our other sister site Abdy Antique Telephones.
When the sound of these lovely old phones ringing fills the room, as it would in years gone by, or you hear the smooth whirr of the telephone dial, it gives you the chance to slow down and remember how things were when life was far less hectic.
These genuine rotary dial 746 telephones are "superb" pieces of "British Design and Engineering". Our high quality refurbished phones should not be confused with the poor quality of the many foreign manufactured "retro" replica 746 phones that you may see for sale elsewhere. All the phones we sell are "the real deal"!
Due to popular demand we are now also selling a (plug and play) unit that will allow you to create an intercom system using standard British land line phones (this could easily include one or more of our vintage telephones). These units have multiple uses including Theater and Stage telephone ringers (for ringing vintage phones onstage) and in house wired telephone intercoms using either modern or vintage land line phones or a combination of both. Please see our Telephone Intercom page for more details and videos of them in actual use.
You too can own a piece of British telephone history with one of these fantastic old fashioned BT/GPO rotary dial telephones.
These genuine 1970's/1980's 746 phones have been lovingly restored & serviced internally. They are also fully tested, ready for use with modern phone sockets. Please see our "746 Phone Questions" page (in the menu above) for more details.
Nothing compares to the solid tactile feel of these vintage GPO 746 dial telephones. Even the original rotary dial has a high quality feel that just can't be matched by cheaper foreign made modern copies. In fact, many of the modern replica 746 phones you see in the shops have a push button dial arranged in a circle rather than the lovely rotary mechanical dial.
Our nostalgic old phones are guaranteed to bring memories flooding back from the 1970’s and 1980’s. In our opinion, no modern phone bell or buzzer sounds as good as the genuine mechanical bells used in these old 746 phones. You might even start answering the phone by reciting your old telephone number as in days gone by!
Old fashioned telephones help you remember a time when life was more relaxed and British engineering was still the best in the world.
Please be assured that all the refurbishment work we do is to the highest possible standards.