Welcome to MH Restorations




I restore antique GPO and BT telephones from the 1930s through to the 1980s, cleaning and readjusting them, and replacing damaged parts if necessary.

I have been doing this now for nearly 15 years, and have all the correct tools and skills to repair these prescision items. I realized a long while ago, that while repairing them can be difficult and time consuming, if all that is required is to convert them, this can be done by anybody who has the directions and is handy with a screwdriver. At the time, there was only one place to obtain the conversion kits, and there is now no place at all to obtain only the line cords for a reasonable cost.

On the price list page of this site, you will find conversion kits, line cords, handset cords, microphones, wiring diagrams for phones, and more, please use the navigation box to the top left to find your way around the site.

I have located a supplier for old style cord and have made up a batch of line cords for 700 series telephones. I have also found a way to re-create the braided line and handset cords used in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. I also supply these line cords via Ebay, but they are available here for a lower price. I can also offer custom lengths and styles of cord.

This means, if you have an antique or vintage phone which doesn't have a modern lead, or needs repair, I can probably help!

I can supply line cords, both plastic for 700 series phones and braided cotton covered line and handset cords for 200 and 300 series telephones.

The conversion kits I sell are simple to use, however, if you would prefer not to do it, I can also convert your phone myself, for a small fee.

I have been selling these kits on ebay now for nearly 8 years, and have 100% positive feedback from them, I have now decided to branch out and sell them direct due to ebay's fees, and pass on the savings to you, my customers.

Please, feel free to look around the site, if at any time you get lost, remember, you can always return to this page by clicking on the logo at the top left of the page, or choose another page by using the navigation bar. If you still can't find what you're looking for, please feel free to contact me, or use the Google search box.