354 - Black - Brass Trim

354 - Black - Brass Trim
SKU 24417
Price: $299.95
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The Model 354 is the wall phone version of the famed Model 302 deskphone. When it was introduced in 1946 it was the first "modern" wall phone made by Western/Northern Electric and it replaced many of the old wood phones that were still common at the time. The 354 has a thermoplastic case and was available in only two colours - black and ivory. It continued in production until the mid 50s when it was replaced by Model 554. Due to the soft plastic used on this phone, there may be some wear to the finish, which is indicative to this model. This phone has been refurbished to original working specifications. We have added a full Brass trim set to this 354. The switchook is accented by the matching fingerwheel and brass caps. It is ready to connect to your phone line.

Our model 352 telephones are built with an original Western or Northern Electric number 6 dial. This was the last 3 inch dial made by Western and Northern and performs flawlessly. You can choose your own dial from the drop down menu on your product listing if you prefer an older dial. All of these dials look virtually the same when installed.

We have carefully rebuilt, lubricated and each dial to ensure years of faithful trouble-free service. Here is a breakdown of the different dial types.

Number 6 - default - The last technology jump for 3 inch dials. A smooth return and light weight for dialing highlight this choice. It is sturdily built and very reliable.

Number 5 - The predominant dial of the 40's and 50's was replaced by the number 6 for a more universal fit. The number 5 dial features a "whirr" sound upon its return and a good weight for dialing.

Number 4 - This is the first 5 contact, 3 inch dial. The real joy of the dial lies in the highly sought after "clickity-clack" sound that was eliminated with the introduction of the number 5. What was eliminated from customer complaints, is now one of the features that  collectors look for most in hunting out the vintage phones.

 

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