About Us

Based in Leicestershire but with a passion for the West Country, we have been collecting and restoring Bakelite telephones for over 30 years. We have degrees in Art and Design subjects and have always had an interest in classic 20th century design.

There are few items that encapsulate the peak of design and manufacturing excellence better than the iconic British Bakelite telephone. So, after a long and successful career in jobs our mothers would be proud of, we decided to put our expertise and experience to good use and create ‘Vintage Telephony’.

Restoring a Bakelite telephone not only returns it to its original beauty but preserves it for the future. Each of our telephones is given the same care and attention and we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality products and services. We have supplied some of the country’s leading institutions and, increasingly, we have customers all over the world.

The items listed on this website are just a small fraction of what we have to offer. Stock changes regularly and most of our items never make it onto the website. Our regular customers know that the best idea is to make an enquiry - we can almost always help.

You can contact us via the 'Contact Form' at the bottom right-hand side of any page, or call us on 07305312299 - 8am to 7pm - 7 days a week.

Thanks for looking
Chris and Vikki Elliott