Fantastic Western Electric 102 – Wired to Work! The Western Electric 102/202 series telephones were the first widely distributed phones which adopted the use of a single handset rather than a separate transmitter and receiver. The Model 102 – B1 mount was available from 1928 – 1930 and is characterized by a round base and raised dial. In 1930 the Model 102 was modified with an elongated ovoid base. This revised mounting scheme was known as D1. At the same time the Model 202 – D1 was introduced on the same chassis with a new “antisidetone” wiring scheme. Model 102/202-D1 telephones were manufactured until 1938. The network and ringer were contained in a subset which was mounted on the wall. Dial The No 2. 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 enamel. The number plate has been cleaned and a perfectly matching overlay has been applied. The finger wheel has been sandblasted and powder coated with a semi-gloss black finish. A brand new die cut dial card and acetate cover have been added as well. The line cord has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack. Shell 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 102. Handset The E1 handset has been ultrasonically cleaned to get all embedded debris out. It is then sanded through a multi-step restoration process which includes sanding with 400, 800, 1000, 2000 grit and buffed back to its beautiful original shine. Network This 102 is outfitted with an AE mini network. This allows the telephone to connect to a modern network without the need for a subset, although a subset with ringer is available. Base The base is carefully sand blasted and 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 Western Electric 102 #2 Rotary Dial Telephone Fully Restored” is in sale since Tuesday, January 9, 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