TELEPHONE No. 314
Combined table handset telephone, introduced in 1953 and used by the BPO in Automatic areas on shared service (separate metering) extension plans.
The telephone has provision in the Bakelite case moulding for 3 press buttons.
The above picture shows a telephone with the 3 button holes populated. There was a range of labels to choose from and the switch unit, that these buttons would have operated, was supplied separately to the telephone. Unused button holes were fitted with a chrome blank. Please follow the Keys link below, for further information.
Available in Black, Jade green, Chinese red and Ivory.
Telephone includes (1956):-
To be requisitioned separately as required:-
Diagram for telephone circuit - N414.
Diagram for Button labels - N620.
ATM produced some of these telephone - their product number - L11579B1.
The picture below is of a Telephone No. 314 in clear material. These were usually for marketing purposes and made as required. These are very rare.
Last revised: February 24, 2021