5302 - Black

5302 - Black
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Rare Western Electric 5302 - Hybrid

It has the look of a 500 but the classic construction of the 302. What I love most about this phone is the great RRRING that will be sure to get the attention of everyone in your household!

Here is an amazing, original Western Electric Model 5302. The phone has been painstakingly restored back to original high gloss finish. It is ready to plug and play on your phone line.

The 5302 is a transition phone using parts from the classic 302 series and the exterior styling of the newer 500 model. This was done as an effective and economical way to use the old stock of 302 parts while still meeting market demand for a modern look. Many 5302's were deployed in rural settings where the superior performance of the 302 components on extended lines proved to be a benefit when compared to the early 500 sets. This allowed rural customers to get a a new fancy phone like their city counterparts, while still meeting their audio quality expectations.

The Restoration Process

 

Dial – The number 6 has been fully disassembled, cleaned, lubed and timed to ensure years of trouble free service.   We have also added a newly powder coated finger wheel, die cut dial card and acetate.

Cords – The phone has been outfitted with brand new vinyl cords and the line cord has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack.

Shell –  The plastic shell has been painstakingly put through a multi-step restoration process which includes sanding with 400, 800, 1000, 2000 grit. This ensures that there are no scratches, dents or dings. The shell is them carefully buffed on our two step buffing wheels. This takes out the fine abrasions left by sanding and leaves the plastic with a smooth factory fresh finish. Finally we apply a three step plastic restoration compound. This leaves the plastic with a beautiful high gloss finish.

Handset – The Bakelite handset has been ultrasonically cleaned to get all embedded debris. It is then sanded with the same process as the shell and buffed back to its beautiful original shine.

Base – The base is completely stripped of all its components and sandblasted clean. It is then painted with a gloss black enamel.

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 We will include 4 different font options in with the purchase of this new offer. Here are two examples!

  

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