Fantastic Western Electric 302 – Orange. This wonderful working example of 1930s design is sure to fit into your period decorating scheme. The Model 302 desk telephone was introduced in 1937. Created by famed industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss, the first versions had a die-cast zinc housing and were changed during the War to a thermoplastic housing. Previous desk models required a separate subscriber set or bell box that was attached by a line cord. While the 302 series telephone is predominately found in black, it was also produced in nine colors. When the thermoplastic housings became the standard, the colors were molded in the plastic of that color rather than painted on as was the case of the die-cast phones. Dial The No 6 dial has been fully disassembled, cleaned, lubed and timed to ensure years of trouble free service. The outer edge of the dial has been stripped and repainted with a gloss white enamel. Unless the dial is removed, this is something you will rarely ever even see, but this is how it would have come from the factory. The number plate has been cleaned and a perfectly matching overlay has been applied. We have added a brand new finger wheel and die cut dial card and acetate cover. The line cord has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack. Shell The shell has been painstakingly put through a multi-step restoration process which includes sanding with 400, 800, 1000, 2000 grit. This ensures that there are no scratches, dents or dings. The shell is then professionally painted in a high gloss orange finish using Polane. This is a very durable and scratch resistant paint that will hold up for years. Base The base is completely stripped of all its components and painted with a high gloss black. The components are then cleaned, tested and reinstalled. Feet The feet are disassembled and sand blasted. They are then wrapped with super soft pig skin suede leather to ensure it does not damage the table it proudly sits on. Do you currently have any rotary phones? If they do, you are all set to go. Oldphoneworks is one of the largest suppliers of antique phones and parts in the world. We manufacture cloth covered telephone cords on-site using original equipment and top quality materials. Our telephone cords are available in a variety of styles, lengths and colors including black, brown, green, red, blue, green, orange and yellow. We also manufacture dial plate overlays for over 50 different types of dial plates. The post office will not generally consider a package to be “lost” until it is overde by at least 30 days. As a result we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The item “Vintage Antique Post War Western Electric 302 Telephone Orange -Fully Working” is in sale since Thursday, May 31, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Telephones\1940-69″. The seller is “oldphoneworks” and is located in Kingston, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Western Electric