Rotary Black telephone, stamped BELL SYSTEM WESTERN ELECTRIC.
A vintage Bell 302 Rotary Phone, Black F1W H1 telephone, manufactured ca. 1948 by Western Electric. Stamped into phone receiver BELL SYSTEM MANUFACTURED BY WESTERN ELECTRIC COMPANY F1. Dial operates smoothly. Fraying to original black rubber coiled cord. Wall cord in excellent condition. The model 302 was manufactured in the U.S. by Western Electric from 1937 until 1955, and by Northern Electric in Canada until the late 1950s. The majority of 302 sets were produced in black; from 1941, the housing was produced from a thermoplastic, Tenite. Because 302s were seen in popular films and television programs of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, they are called Lucy Phones, after the series I Love Lucy.
Issued: c. 1948
Dimensions: 9"L x 7.5"W x 5.5"H
Country of Origin: United States
Untested. Overall good
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