Unfortunately due to the high demand and volume of current work we have had to temporarily suspend our conversion and restoration services, so that we can focus on our existing customer commitments and the backlog of people on our waiting list (for telephones that we restore to sell).
We hope to resume these services in September 2013.
We provide a Servicing, Repair, Conversion and Restoration service for old British Telephones. However because of the poor quality we do not repair or convert foreign copies (such as Indian) because we would not be able to offer a guarantee.
Our main technician had over 30 years experience working for BT and he has personally trained all our other technicians (all family members) on the correct method to perform high quality conversion, restoration, repairs and servicing of these vintage telephones. He also quality checks every telephone upon completion before it is sent back to yourself. Please be assured that the work we do is of the highest quality, we pride ourselves that you will not find better workmanship anywhere else. We guarantee all our work and any replacement parts that we fit for 12 months.
Repair labour costs for an average repair or service are:
£18 for a 746 or 706 series telephone + replacement parts if required
£20 for a 200 or 300 series bakelite telephone + replacement parts if required
This includes all the work we would perform on option 1(above) plus we will:
Conversion labour costs (this includes all the work in option 1 and 2) for the average conversion are:
£25 for 746 or 706 series telephone + replacement parts if required
£30 for 200 or 300 series bakelite telephones + replacement parts if required
£35 for a 200 series telephone with a bell set No 26 + replacement parts if required
This includes all the work we would perform in option 1 and 2 (above) plus while the telephone is apart we will:
Please note that we cannot repair broken or cracked Bakelite or Plastic (this is a near impossible task).
Restoration costs for the average restoration (this includes all the work in option 1, 2 and 3) are:
£35 for 746 or 706 series telephone + replacement parts if required
£65 for 200 or 300 series bakelite telephone + replacement parts if required
£75 for a 200 series telephone with bell set No 26 + replacement parts if required
If you can't collect the telephone in person please add the return postage costs to the above prices. These are:
£10 for 746 or 706 series telephones
£12 for a 200 or 300 series bakelite telephone
£15 for a 200 series telephone with bell set
Please make sure that you send the telephone to us in a suitable cardboard box and wrapped in sufficient bubble wrap (please remember to wrap the handset separately in bubble wrap). Ideally use Polystyrene filler between the telephone and the box. Bakelite in particular is very brittle and we are not responsible for any damage during transit.
When posting the telephones please make a note of any existing damage ie: chips, cracks and scratches etc, and enclose a copy of this information (so that we know this has not occurred in the post) along with your contact details and return address.
If you are interested in any of the above options please contact us either by e-mail for the postal/drop off address details of our workshop. Please do not send any telephones to Elsecar Antique Centre.
Payment can be made by cash if collecting the telephone or by cheque if posting the telephone. Cheques should be made payable to 'K. L. Shelton.'