201 - C Mount

201 -  C Mount
SKU 20388
Price: $299.00
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The Western Electric "Hanging Handset" or model 201 has, perhaps, the most elegant lines of the art deco inspired wall phones. Often overlooked by collectors, wall telephone were once a staple in many kitchens and apartments, and this is the one that started it all. The unique 39a mount, or pedestal, could be adjusted to rotate the dial in any configuration the customer wanted.

Due to the obvious space limitations in this phone, a subset will be required to make this work.

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 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

Cords – The phone has been outfitted with brand new cloth covered cords that are made in house on the same type of equipment originally used by the phone companies. They look amazing. 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.

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 302.

Handset – The E1 Handset has been ultrasonically cleaned to get all imbedded 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.

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