About Abdy Antique Telephones

We are a small family run business in the UK set up in 2006. The business is owned and run by Karen Blackett who works full time restoring these iconic British vintage telephones.

However for us this is far more than just a job, as we believe that by restoring these vintage telephones and keeping them in circulation we are contributing to the preservation of a key part of "British Engineering" history.

Here is an actual photograph of our S.F.I.O (Special Faults Investigation Officer) working on his very first 1950's Bakelite 300 series telephone. Before him his father also worked for the GPO for 40 years. As you can see these iconic British telephones are in our blood.

Vintage Telephone Engineer

Our Telephone Workshop

We have a purpose built antique telephone workshop where we do all our own vintage and antique telephone repair, servicing and restoration work.

Our workshop is equipped with a comprehensive set of GPO telephone test equipment. Our vintage telephones don't just look good on the outside we actually lavish more time cleaning, servicing and adjusting them on the inside to ensure they will work to peak performance for many years to come.

Once calibrated all the vintage phones we repair or restore are thoroughly "soak" tested on this specialist test equipment for a minimum of a week before they leave our vintage telephone workshop.

Old Telephone Workshop

UK wide Vintage Telephone Service

Although out vintage telephone workshop is located in Yorkshire our customers come from every part of the UK. Due to our unique knowledge and expertise we provide our vintage telephone repair and restoration services nationwide.

If you have any questions about British antique or vintage telephones please feel free to contact us by phone or email (please see our contact page).