302 - Black - Date matched 1937

302 - Black - Date matched 1937
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Price: US$599.95
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Fantastic Western Electric 302 date matched to 1937!
 
History

This Western Electric Model 302 had been date matched to 1937. Every part right down to the vented pick up cup is authentic for the 302's of 1937. They would later replace the vented pickup cup with the standard non-vented type.
Highlights to the Western Electric 302 from 1937 include:

 Short ears on the cradle, which were later elongated.
 Riveted leather feet, which were later replaced with a screw on foot.
 Date matched E1 Handset.
 Vented pickup cup, which was later replaced with the more well known non-vented pickup cup.
 

The Restoration Process

Dial – The 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. 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 date matched 1937 yellowed number plate has been cleaned and polished. 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.

Cords – The phone has been outfitted with brand new cloth covered brown cords that are made in house on the same type of equipment originally used by the phone companies. They look amazing. The line cord has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack.

Shell – The shell and vented pickup cup have 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 – 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.

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 rewrapped with super soft pig skin suede leather to ensure it does not damage the table it proudly sits on.

The phone goes through extensive testing before to ensure it is in perfect working condition prior to shipping.

 

We are now also offering the option to have your telephone number printed on the dial card in the center of your fingerwheel. Select this option with the drop down menu, and type in the request in the comments section of the order or email us at Oldphoneguy@Oldphoneworks.com 

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