Retro Telephones - 1970's British Design Classic TrimPhone reproduction retro telephone available In red. Modern technology with great vintage style, simply plugs into standard landline socket. This phone will work in European countries but requires a different lead. This is available & can be found on our retro telephones page.
The Trimphone was an innovative British telephone designed in 1964 by Martyn Rowlands positioned as a more fashionable alternative to the standard telephones available from the GPO (predecessor to British Telecom). The name is an acronym standing for Tone Ring Illuminator Model, referring to the then innovative electronic ringer ("warbling", as opposed to the traditional bell) and the illuminated dial. The luminous dial contained the mildly radioactive element tritium, which caused some concern about safety so was later removed. Although the later improved 1970's version featured buttons that did not light up instead of the original dial, it continued to be known as the Trimphone & by 1980 there were 1.6 million in use out of a population then of 27 million.