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GPO Candlestick telephones are normally made from steel, with a cast iron base, that has a rubber strip set into it.
The transmitter head can be either shaped like a daffodil or round.
These receivers have gone brown over the years and in a lot of cases, the Ebonite has fallen off. The give-away is that the bases and stems are made of brass, not steel, although these are often covered with black paint.
Always ensure that the original earpiece cover is fitted, as this is a slimmer version of the 100 & 200 telephone earpiece and generally has a dimple on the edge. Another manufacturer based in the north of England was using a mixture of genuine bases, stems and mouthpiece assemblies together with reproduction bell receivers and switch-hook assemblies.
On brass candlesticks which have been vigorously cleaned the two stems running vertically down the ‘stick’ can be seen quite distinctly.