This page is a follow on from our fitting a British 741 Vintage Wall telephone . Vintage 700 series telephones such as the 741 wall telephones usually have a 3 meter long GPO telephone standard line cord. However if you are lucky or have planned ahead many people have a telephone socket near to were they have fitted their vintage wall telephone. See example below
Rather than try to cut and shorten the GPO telephone line cord by re-terminating it, we believe it is far easier and safer to pull the spare telephone cord back inside the body of the telephone. These vintage wall telephones (711 or 741) have sufficient space inside them to store the spare telephone cable safely. See below.
You can wrap the spare telephone line cord up neatly using an elastic band or a cable tie.
The only thing you need to be careful of is to make sure the spare telephone cable does not jam the vintage telephone switch hooks, see below for how it should look if you have done it correctly.
Then refit the vintage wall telephone case as shown in part 1 of this blog.