Designed by Henry Dreyfus and put into service in 1937, the Western
Electric 302 is probably one of the most well known of the classic
phones. This phone is the wall version of the 302. When the metal shortage of WWII hit in the early
1940's, Western Electric switched to plastic.
I offer this phone with your choice of a curl, straight, or cloth
handset cord. The default is curl cord like in the picture. The cloth
cords are a reproduction of what the earliest original cords would
look like. This option is a $30 upgrade ($15 if you're getting the
modular back option). You can make your selection
when placing your order.
The phone is completely restored, has a modular plug, and it looks and
works like new. All you need to do is plug it in and use it. For more
information on the restoration process,
Because of the growing trend of digital phone service, you may not be
able to dial out on this phone depending on who your phone provider
is. If this is a concern, I can build into the phone a digital
converter for an additional $60. This will make the phone fully
functional on digital phone services.
This phone does not come equipped with a modular back on it, it
predates modern modular connectors. I can add an adapter plate for an
additional $15 for use on a modern wall jack. If you do not get the
modular option, then you will mount this phone directly to the wall
and plug into the nearest jack.
Not sure about your
installation needs? Here's some helpful info for this phone:
CLICK HERE for
general information on installing a wall phone.
CLICK HERE to
see the installation instructions for this phone.