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TELEPHONES USED BY BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS (BT) FROM 1980 ONWARDS

                        


Fact-file: The telecommunications section of the Post Office was renamed BT in 1980 and became a totally separate public corporation on 1 October 1981. Also in 1981 telephones were offered for sale by BT for the first time.


Quick Find for Modern (Post-1980) Telephones Section

Ambassador Astrofon Big Button Candlestick Classic Contempra
Converse Dawn Decor Duet Eiger Empress
Ericofon 600 Ericofon 700 External Genie Mickey Mouse Miscellaneous
Padua Parisienne Picturephone React Relate Rhapsody
Rondo Sceptre Slimtel Snoopy Special Range Statesman
Tremelo Tribune Vanguard Venue Versatel Viscount

Special Range (SR) Telephones

       
Fact-file: The BT Special Range of Telephones were first introduced in 1978
       
       

 



     Key to suffix letters used on BT Special Range Telephones (prefixed SR):

  •    A = Telephone with built in Bell or Tone Ringer & without Recall button

  •    B = Telephone without built in Bell or Tone Ringer & without Recall button

  •    C = Telephone with built in Bell or Tone Ringer & with Recall button

  •    D = Telephone without built in Bell or Tone Ringer & with Recall button

  •    R = Earth Recall button fitted

  •    RR = Register Recall (Timed Break) fitted

  •    AR = Alternative Recall (Earth or Timed Break) fitted


Contempra, Dawn, Eiger & Astrofon Telephones
       
Contempra

Dawn

Contempra Telephone  Dawn Telephone Eiger Telephone Astrofon Push-Button Telephone
Type: SR1002A Type: SR1008 Type: SR1009A Type: SR1003A
Item Code: 410526/410527/410528 Item Code: 410935   Item Code: 410517/410518/410519/410520/410562
Year: 1978 Year: 1981 Year: 1982  
Made by GEC
Available in Gold, Brown & Orange, it measures 85mm x 140mm x 235mm and weighs 1110g.
View closed
Made by Northern Telecom.
Available in Pale Yellow, Avocado Green & White.
Made by Gfeller
Available in Red, Stone, Two-tone Brown & Dark Grey
Made by Thorn Ericsson
Available in White, Beige, Green & Red. Measures 95mm x 173mm x 203mm and weighs 950g.
       
       
   
       

'Candlestick' Table Telephone
 
Candlestick (Courtesy of Nigel Maggs)   SR1005 Black SR1005
"Candlestick" Table Telephone (no bell fitted). "Candlestick" Table Telephone (no bell fitted)  "Candlestick" Table Telephone (no bell fitted) 
Type: SR1005B Type: SR1005B Type: SR1005B
Item Code: 410531 Item Code: 410530 Item Code: 410529
Year: 1979 Year: 1979 Year: 1979
Made by STC the Candlestick is available in red, white & black. It measures 325mm x 180mm x 145mm and weighs 940g.
 
     

Ericofon Telephones

     
Ericofon 600 [Courtesy of Darren Clark] Ericofon 600 [Courtesy of Darren Clark]  
Ericofon 600 Dial Telephone (no bell fitted) Ericofon 600 Dial Telephone
- view of base
Ericofon 700 Push-Button Telephone  
Type: SR1007B Type: SR1007B Type: SR1004A  
Item Code: 410904/905 Item Code: 410904/905 Item Code: 410521/410522/410523  
Year: 1982 Year: 1982 Year: 1981  
Made by Thorn Ericsson it measures 212mm x 96mm x 122mm and weighs 560g.
Available in Ivory & Orange
Made by Thorn Ericsson
Available in Ivory & Orange
Made by Thorn Ericsson it measures 210mm x 86mm x 106mm and weighs 425g.
Available in White, Green, Gold, Brown & Orange
 
       

Rhapsody Table Telephone

   
Beige Rhapsody SR8012 Blue Rhapsody SR8012 Tan Leather Rhapsody SR8012 [Courtesy of John]
  Rhapsody Table Telephone in Beige Rhapsody Table Telephone in Blue Rhapsody Table Telephone in Tan Leather
  Type: SR8012 Type: SR8012 Type: SR1012
  Year: 1983 Year: 1983 Year: 1981
    USER GUIDE Made by Atea
  Available colours: Beige; Blue or Ivory
     

Mickey Mouse & Snoopy Telephones

       
SR1001 SR8025
Mickey Mouse Dial Telephone Mickey Mouse Push Button Telephone Snoopy Dial Telephone Snoopy Push Button Telephone
Type: SR1001A Type: SR8021 Type:SR8014 Type:SR8025
Item Code: 410502      
Year: 1983 Year: 1983 Year: 1983 Year: 1983
Made by Plessey it it measures 380mm x 250mm x 215mm and weighs 2kg. Made by Plessey Dialing: LD Dialing: LD
       

       

Genie Telephones

     
     
Cream Genie Red Genie
   Genie Telephone  Genie Telephone
  Type: SR8023 Type: SR8023
  Dialing: LD Dialing: LD
  Year: 1983 Year: 1983

Available colours: Antique White; Blue/White; Brown; Peach or Red

 

Picturephone & Versatel Telephones
       
Picturephone SR8031A BT Versatel [Courtesy of Dave Mills]
   Picturephone Wall Mounted Telephone Versatel Telephone in Red
  Type: SR8031A Type: SR8020
  Item Code: 870101 Year: 1983
  Year: 1985    
  Dialing: LD    
       

Classic, Empress, Padua, Parisienne & Rondo
         
Empress SR8018A Padua SR8027 Rondo
The Classic is a reproduction antique telephone with integral bell. The body is made of wood and is available in black or white. It measures 300mm x 180mm x 125mm and weighs 2.9kg. Empress Deluxe Push Button Telephone Padua Table Dial Telephone  Parisienne Table Dial Telephone Rondo Telephone
Type: SR1000A Type: SR8018A Type: SR8027 Type: SR8028A  
Year 1979 Year: 1983 Year: 1984   Dialing: LD
Made by STC Dialing: LD     Year: 1985
         
   
         

Sceptre & React Telephones
       
Sceptre 100 - Sorry, larger image unavailable 5013AR React 320
  Sceptre 100 Push Button Telephone React 120 Push Button Telephone with 20 memories React 320 Push Button Telephone with 20 memories
  Type: 10001R Type: 5013A  Type: 5015
  Year: 1984 Year: 1990  Year: 1990 
  Dialing: LD Item Code: 877713

Available colours: Dark Blue; Maroon; Two-tone Beige or Two-tone Grey Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF
     

Ambassador Telephones
     
8100R Brown Ambassador (Courtesy of Nigel Maggs) Yellow Ambassador Ambassador 8202R Beige Ambassador CD
Ambassador Dial Telephone Ambassador Table Telephone with neon indicator (handset 16D) Ambassador Push Button Telephone  Ambassador Table Telephone with amplified handset Ambassador CD Push Button Telephone with 10 memories
Type: 8100R Type: 8200 Type: 8202R Type: 8202R Type: 8401
Year: 1981 Year: 1981 Year: 1982 Year: 1984 Year: 1984
Available colours: yellow, stone, dark-brown & mid-grey

Fact-file:   BT Inphone Charges for Special Range Telephones as of 01/11/83
 
  Ambassador Contempra Dawn Empress Empress de-luxe Mickey Mouse Rhapsody basic Rhapsody TanLeather Sceptre Snoopy Versatel
Purchase Cost 69.95 65.60 67.50 119.95 159.00 155.00 69.95 94.95 79.95 155.00 59.95
Rental Charge 5.75 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 4.75 5.00 5.00
Connection Charge 12.00 25.00 25.00 70.00 95.00 100.00 25.00 45.00 30.00 100.00 30.00
Notes: Purchase Price included VAT. Quarterly rental as an extension phone and connection charges were excluding VAT

Statesman Telephones

   
9003R Statesman Statesman 9005R Stone 9040R Statesman 9101R
   Statesman Telephone  Statesman Telephone  Statesman Telephone with last number redial  Statesman Telephone
  Type: 9003R Type: 9005R Type: 9040R Type: 9101R
  Dialing: LD Dialing: LD Dialing: LD Dialing: MF
  Year: 1984 Year: 1985 Year: 1987 Year: 1984
  View inside View underneath  
  Available colours: Brown; Maroon; Two-tone Grey or Stone  
  Further pictures and information on the Statesman by Sam Hallas.  
     

Fact-file:   The cost of purchasing a Statesman in 1983 was 35.95 (inc. VAT). The quarterly rental charge for an extension phone was 2.75, with a 12.00 connection fee (exc. VAT)

Viscount Telephones

       
Viscount 9511R [Courtesy of David Cooper] Viscount 9511R_grey.jpg (23075 bytes)

9521R Viscount 12

 Viscount Telephone  Viscount Telephone Viscount 4 Telephone  Viscount 12 Telephone
Type: 9511R Type: 9511R(J)   Type: 9521R
Dialing: LD Dialing: LD Dialing: LD Dialing: LD
Year: 1984 Year: 1988   Year: 1984
       

       
Viscount 10 9525AR

9601AR Viscount

9601R SDX FT1 in Charcoal
 Viscount 10 Telephone  Viscount Telephone Viscount Telephone Viscount Telephone
Type: 9525AR Type: 9515AR Type: 9601AR Type: SDX FT-1
Dialing: MF/LD Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: MF Dialing: MF
Year: 1987
Item Code: 877126
Year: 1986 Year: 1982  
USER GUIDE USER GUIDE    
   Further information on the Viscount range  

Fact-file:   The cost of purchasing a Viscount in 1983 was 44.95 (inc. VAT). The quarterly rental charge for an extension phone was 2.75, with a 20.00 connection fee (exc. VAT)

Slimtel Telephones

       
Slimtel

Slimtel One-Piece Telephone Slimtel One-Piece Telephone Slimtel 10  
Type: 1A Type: 1A with ten number memory bank  
Year: 1984 Year: 1984    
       

Venue  & Vanguard Telephones
       
Venue 24 Venue 24e Vanguard Vanguard 10
Beige  Venue 24 Telephone

Black  Venue 24E Telephone

 Vanguard Telephone  Vanguard 10E Telephone
Type: 10005AR Type: 10006AR Type: 4001AR Type: 4005AR
Item Code:  Item Code: 877135 Item Code: 870694 Item Code: 877908
Dialing: LD Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF
Year: 1986 Year: 1990 Year: 1996 Year: 1995
    USER GUIDE On hook dialling & 10 number memory

Available colours: Brown or Grey/White

Available colours: Alpine White; Charcoal Grey; Oatmeal & Red
   

Tremolo Telephones

       
9701 Tremolo Red Tremelo Black Tremelo
Tremolo Telephone Tremolo Telephone Tremolo Telephone  
Type: 9701 Type: 9701 Type: 9701  
Item Code: 877115 Item Code: 877120 Item Code: 877121  
Dialing: LD Dialing: LD Dialing: LD  
Year: 1988 Year: 1988 Year: 1988  
  Available colours: Almond; Biscuit or Mid-Blue  

Tribune Telephones

       
Tribune 9402AR White Tribune 9801AR Red Tribune 9802 Tribune 9802AR
 Tribune Telephone  Tribune Telephone  Tribune Telephone (with tone caller)  Tribune Telephone (with tone caller)
Type: 9402AR Type: 9801AR (with bell) 9802AR  9802AR 
Item Code: 877088 9802AR (with tone caller) Item Code: 877608 Item Code: 877607
Dialing: MF Item Code: 877603/877606 Dialing: LD/MF  Dialing: LD/MF 
Year: 1988 Dialing: LD/MF  USER GUIDE Year: 1987
       

       
  Red Tribune 9804AR White Tribune 9804AR Red Tribune 9901R
 Tribune Telephone  Tribune Telephone with amplifier and neon indicator  Tribune Telephone with amplifier and neon indicator  Tribune Telephone (with bell)
Type: 9403AR Type: 9804AR Type: 9804AR Type: 9901AR 
Item Code: Year: 1988 Year: 1988 Year: 1987
Dialing: MF Item Code: 877611 Item Code: 877609 Dialing: LD only
Year: 1988  Dialing: LD/MF   Dialing: LD/MF   
   Further information on the Tribune range  

Duet Telephones

         
Duet 80 Duet 200 Duet 450 Duet 550 Duet 600
 Duet 80 Telephone  Duet 200 Telephone Duet 450 Telephone  Duet 550 Telephone  Duet 600 Telephone
Item Code: 870634 Item Code: 871076   Item Code: 872148 Item Code: 872257
Year: 1993 Year: 1993   Year: 1993 Year: 1993
  USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE
Available colours:
Alpine White
Magnolia
Available colours:
Alpine White; Antique Rose;
Black; Magnolia;
Midnight Blue; Racing Green
     

Relate Telephones

       
 Relate 80 Relate 100 Relate 180 Relate 200
 Relate 80 Telephone  Relate 100 Telephone  Relate 180 Telephone  Relate 200 Telephone
Item Code: 871086 Item Code:877921 Item Code: 870752 Type: 5042AR
Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF
Year: 1998 Year: 1992 Year: 1996 Year: 1993
      USER GUIDE

       
Relate 300 Relate 400 Relate 550 Relate 600
 Relate 300 Telephone   Relate 400 Telephone  Relate 550 Telephone Relate 550 Telephone  Relate 600 Telephone
Item Code: 877932 Type: 5044AR Dialing: LD/MF Item Code: 871093 Item Code: 871094
Dialing: LD/MF Item Code: 877936 Year: 2000 Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF
Year: 1992   Dialing: LD/MF  Year: 1994 Midnight Blue Year: 2000 Year: 2000
 

USER GUIDE

USER GUIDE Alpine White USER GUIDE
         

       

Relate 1100

Relate 1500

Relate 3000

 Relate 700 Caller Display Telephone   Relate 1100 Telephone  Relate 1500 Telephone Relate 3000 Telephone
Item Code:871380 Item Code: 871126 Item Code: 010674
Dialing: LD/MF USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE
Year: 2000 Year: 1999 Year: 2001  

USER GUIDE

Further information on the Relate range

 
       

Converse Telephones

         
Converse 100 Converse 180 Converse 200 Converse 300 Charcoal Grey Converse 400 [Courtesy of Graham Denison]
Converse 100 Telephone Converse 180 Telephone Converse 200 Amplifying Telephone Converse 300 Hands-free Telephone Converse 400 Telephone
Item Code: 870732 Item Code: 870736 Item Code: 870658 Item Code: 870686 Item Code: 870744
Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF
Year: 1996 Year: 1996 Year: 1998 Year: 1998 Year: 1997
  USER GUIDE      
         

       
Converse 120 Converse 220 Converse 320 Converse 420
Converse 120  Telephone Converse 220 Amplifying Telephone Converse 320 Hands-free Telephone Converse 420 Hands-free Telephone
Item Code: 871452 Item Code: 871450 Item Code: 871448 Item Code: 871446
Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF
Year: 2001 Year: 2000 Year: 2000 Year: 2000
  USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE
       

       
Converse 125 Converse 225 Converse 325 Converse 425
Converse 125 Telephone Converse 225 Amplifying Telephone Converse 325 Hands-free Telephone Converse 425 Hands-free Telephone
Year: 2003 Year: 2003 Year: 2003 Year: 2003
USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE
       

Converse 2-line Converse 2015 Converse 2025  
Converse 2-Line Hands-free Telephone Converse 2015 2-Line Hands-free Telephone Converse 2025 2-Line Hands-free Telephone with Caller Display  
Year: 1998 Year: 2003 Year: 2003  
USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE  
       

       
Converse 1100 Converse 1200 Converse 1300 Converse 1400
Year: 2007 Year: 2007 Year: 2007 Year: 2007
USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE
  Further information on the Converse range  

Decor Telephones

       
Decor 100 Decor 200 Decor 400
  Decor 100 Telephone   Decor 200 Telephone   Decor 300 Telephone   Decor 400 Telephone
 Item Code: 871368  Item Code: 871371  Item Code:  Item Code: 871377
Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF Dialing: LD/MF
Year: 1999 Year: 2000 Year: 2000 Year: 2000
USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE
       

     
Decor 110 Decor 210 Decor 310
  Decor 110 Telephone   Decor 210 Telephone   Decor 310 Telephone
Year: 2003 Year: 2003 Year: 2003
USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE
     

     
Decor 1300 Decor 1571
Decor 1200 Telephone Decor 1300 Telephone  Decor 1571 Telephone
  Item Code: 024864  
Year: 2006 Year: 2006 Year: 2003
USER GUIDE USER GUIDE USER GUIDE
     

Miscellaneous BT Telephones
     
BT Courtesy phone Your-phone Easicom 1000 [Courtesy of Graham Denison]
BT Courtesy/loan Telephone   Your-Phone Caller Display Telephone

BT Easicom 1000

Item Code: 871097  Item Code: 871814 Item Code: 871551
Year: 1987 Year: 1999 Year: 2000
  USER GUIDE USER GUIDE
     

Big Button Telephones
     
Big Button Phone Big Button 100  
Big Button Telephone Big Button 100 Telephone  
Year: 2000 Item Code: 019325  
  Year: 2006  
USER GUIDE USER GUIDE  

Outdoor / External Telephones

     
6600 6600
Weatherphone Weather Resistant Wall Telephone
Type: 745 Type: 6600AR
Year: 1978    
The 745 weatherproof telephone is based on 700-series circuitry. The phone is housed in a die-cast metal case measuring 318mm x 145mm x 168mm and weighs 5kg. There are two integral 4" stainless steel gongs mounted at the rear of the instrument. The telephone can be wall or pole mounted.    
   

 

 
 
 

Dialing Modes

  •    LD = Loop Disconnect or Pulse Dialing
  •    MF = Multi-frequency or Tone Dialing

            

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