Welcome to the GPO Retro Press Office
Welcome to the GPO Retro Press Office
The original GPO Telephones were produced by the General Post Office in the UK from the mid-19th Century, right up to the late 20th Century whilst the telephone network was still a publicly run service. Within that one hundred and fifty year period the GPO released a huge amount of memorable and sturdy phones designed for everyday use which were eventually discontinued as the company was turned into a private corporation in the 1980s and technology moved on to satisfy a demand for cheaper products. Our Mission and Values Retro design inspires everything we do, but our love of modern innovation powers us. Our products are inspired by retro, but created with care. A fresh and innovative addition to the retail market, ProTelX was established in September 2008 with the aim of designing, developing and manufacturing high quality consumer electronic goods. ProTelX are specialists in bespoke manufacturing projects to meet specific needs. We offer a range of telecom products from professional office headsets to classic, yet contemporary retro inspired consumer goods. The GPO Brand Resurrected This isn’t about recreating retro designs, instead creating them authentically while injecting them with a modern inspiration and vitality. There’s a passion and inspiration characterised by our attention to detail which affects every level of business from briefing manufacturers to talking to customers. These products are something you choose to add colour to your life, you want one because it’s nostalgic and cool. You keep it because it’s fun and beautiful. Each design is inspired and fuelled by a desire to innovate. It reminds us of the balance, and the core value of GPO driven by a love of the past but bringing it bang up to date. Who was GPO? The original GPO Telephones were produced by the General Post Office in the UK from the mid-19th Century, right up to the late 20th Century whilst the telephone network was still a publicly run service. Within that one hundred and fifty year period, GPO released a huge amount of memorable and sturdy phones designed for everyday use which were eventually discontinued as the company was turned into a private corporation in the 1980s and technology moved on to satisfy a demand for cheaper products. We take great pride in being custodians of an iconic British name and brand.
Last minute Retro Valentine's day gifts.
This Valentine’s Day go retro with GPO Retro. Buy someone you love one of our retro gadgets, be it a record player, vinyl case and retro telephone they'll love you forever!
GPO 746 Rotary
The GPO 746 Rotary Telephone prides itself on its traditional and authentic look and feel with built-in modern technology. The 1970’s household loved the GPO 746 and our updated design perfectly echoes its no-nonsense, classic style.
The GPO Bermuda will put your record player back where it belongs, front and centre. Based on the classic sixties Dansette, the Bermuda allows you to record all your vinyl to a USB stick. It also enables MP3 and USB playback. A stylish solution music collection.
GPO 746 Wallphone
The GPO 746 Wallphone is easily fixed to the wall and is the ideal addition to any home or business. There’s even an extralong handset curly cord so you can circle the room while you talk. It has an authentic bell ring and is available in 3 different colours; red, ivory and black.
GPO 746 Wallphone: RRP £49.95
Have Yourself A Colourful Retro Christmas
If you're searching for for a gift under the tree, why not go retro with GPO? Whether it's a retro telephone to make your living room ring with style. A Bluetooth speaker in the style of a an 80's Boombox. Or a record player that plugs into your entire music collection - be it vinyl, cassettes or digital. Whatever you are looking for, GPO has got everything for your Christmas wishlist.
GPO 746 Rotary Dial Telephone - £45
The GPO 746 Rotary Telephone prides itself on its traditional and authentic look and feel with built-in modern technology. The 1970s household loved the GPO 746 and our updated design perfectly echoes its no-nonsense, classic style. Available in Blue, Green, Red, Black, Cream, Pink, Mustard, Orange, Grey and Bronze.
GPO Brooklyn Boombox - £250
Bringing the '80s boombox bang up to date, the GPO Brooklyn gives you sound and style in equal measure. Fully portable with two 40 watt speakers, control the Volume, Balance, Bass and Treble, stream via Bluetooth, play Cassettes, CDs or use the DAB and DAB+ radio. Available in Black or Silver.
GPO Attache Record Player - £49.95
The GPO Attache features a full size turntable and built in speakers, so it’s perfect for those just starting out as record collectors. It comes in a number of stylish shades, Black, Blue, Reed, Brown and Green. Plug in external speakers to boost the sound of the built-in speakers, and make the most of your Vinyl collection. There’s even a USB included so you can convert your records to digital format.
GPO Chesterton - £149.99
Give your Vinyl the stylish home it deserves with the wooden finish of the GPO Chesterton. You can convert your records to digital format with USB, play CDs, Cassettes, FM radio through the built-in speakers.