The modern version of the world famous Neophone.  Artistically designed case and handset moulded in impact resisting polystyrene. Case available in Black, Ivory and Pale Grey.  Handset in Black, Ivory, Dark Grey, Red, Green, Maroon and Oatmeal.  High performance transmitter and receiver with closed circuit induction coil.  2500 ohm ringer with adjustable bias spring.  Standard British Post Office dial, with external letter ring as illustrated an optional extra.  Tropically finished.  Dust and insect proof.  Printed circuit.

Extra-light handset weighing only 7ozs (200 gm).  Complete with black line cord, 2-way or 3-way as required, 4' 6" (l37mm) long, and 3-way terminal block.

Height: 5.25" (133 mm)
Width: 9.5" (241 mm)
Depth: 8.25" (210 mm)
Weight: 3.4 lbs (1.53 kgs)

Photo courtesy of Paul Follet.

From SIEMENS BROTHERS & CO. LIMITED catalogue No.500/54

Additional Information
Introduced in 1958 and sometimes called a "Horseshoe phone" because of the shape of the front.

AEI took over Siemens Brothers and later Neophone can be found with AEI on the rear of the case.

On Siemens Brothers phones the circuit diagram is normally folded up and slipped under the circuit board.

Click here for the AEI variant

Click here for circuit diagram

Click here for conversion to new plug and socket

Automatic variant Central Battery (CB) variant


The wall version of the Centenary Neophone - Model 980/981

AEI Wall Type with Handset on-hook  
AEI Wall Type with hook switch showing  
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Last revised: October 14, 2020