Restored Western Electric 302 Deskphone – Working Condition! Fantastic Western Electric 302 -with Chrome Trim. This wonderful working example of 1930’s 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, however, demands for metal during WW2 necessitated a shift to thermo-plastic housings on later models. Previous desk models required a separate subscriber set or bell box that was attached by the line cord. While the 302 series telephone is predominately found in black, it was also produced in nine colours. When the thermoplastic housings became the standard, the colours were molded in the plastic of that colour rather than being painted on as was the case of the die-cast phones. 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 black. 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. The finger wheel and dial card ring have been freshly chrome plated finish. A brand new die cut dial card and acetate cover has been added as well. You can choose from either black or brown cloth cords. The line cord has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack. The shell has been stripped down and sandblasted using a glass grit and powder coated in a semi-gloss black finish. This closely resembles the finish on the original 302. Handset has been ultrasonically cleaned to get all imbedded debris out. It is then sanded through a 4 step process (400, 800, 1000, 2000 grit) and buffed back to its beautiful original shine. We then trim the handset with chrome plated handset rings to complete the look. The base is completely stripped of all its components and painted with a high gloss black. The components are then cleaned, tested and reinstalled. The feet are disassembled and sand blasted. They are then rewrapped with super soft pig skin suede leather to ensure it does not damage the table it proudly sits on. This is a great opportunity to own a fantastic piece of fully functional classic technology. 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 Western Electric 302 Rotary Dial Telephone with Chrome Trim Works” is in sale since Friday, December 15, 2017. 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