Category: Antique Telephones

Stunning Vintage 1940s Western Electric Red Telephone, Rotary Dial, Refurbished, Fully Working

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Offering a stunning vintage 1940s Western Electric 302 red desktop telephone. This is a model 302 Deco style desktop telephone from Western Electric, which started production in 1937. It was their first model with the ringer encased inside the telephone. Prior to the 302 model, all of their telephones had a separate wall mounted ringer box. The telephone has been meticulously refurbished, with gorgeous glossy red enamel. The ringer sounds fantastic. The original model F1 heavy bakelite receiver has excellent functionality and calls are crisp. All the cords are in new old stock condition, with a modern style modular line cord plug. The telephone is ready to plugin and use. This is an exceptionally well refurbished phone. Western Electric designed their phones for uncompromising reliability and durability. This is a very fine example of a model 302 telephone from the era. Ready for use right out of the box. Click here for more details.

Vintage 1930s Western Electric Desktop Telephone, Rotary Dial, Beautiful, Refurbished, Working

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Offering a stunning antique 1930s Western Electric desktop telephone with a remarkably durable polished semi-gloss black finish. This is a model 202 Art Deco style desktop telephone from Western Electric. Dated to 1936. The telephone has been meticulously refurbished in a semi-gloss powder coat black enamel to match the finish of the Western Electric ringer box. Inside the ringer box there are excellent network components, which work perfectly with the all new original style brown cotton covered wiring. The ringer sounds fantastic. The original model E1 “Bulldog” heavy bakelite receiver has excellent functionality and calls are crisp. All the cords are in new condition, with a modern matching style modular line cord. The telephone is ready to plugin and use. This is an exceptionally well refurbished phone with an original Western Electric wall mounted ringer box in very fine condition to match the refurbished model 202 telephone. Western Electric designed their phones for uncompromising reliability and durability. This is the finest example of a telephone from the era you can find. Ready for use right out of the box.

The telephone has been tested extensively during the refurbishment process on live telephone lines and works perfectly with crisp clear sound quality, dials perfectly and rings brilliantly. For a 80 year old telephone, the sound quality is just as good as a modern phone, if not better! Click for details.

Vintage Telephones

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Vintage telephones add so much charm and elegance to a room or office. Western Electric made the finest telephones in the world, with all metal bases and time tested bakelite handles. Their telephone technology was above and beyond the competition. A 1930s model 202 with an E1 handset like the one above was the pinnacle of telephone design during the Deco era. There’s nothing like dialing a call on a clickity clack sounding refurbished rotary dial, as it makes every call feel important. The separate ringer box which accompanied this model had beautifully cast brass bells, making a beautiful sound, much like the sound one would hear while watching a Hollywood film of the 1930s with a telephone in the scene.

In order to keep elegant old telephones alive and working, Hartong International fully refurbishes each model with an obsessive attention to the fine details. The 1930s Western Electric Model 202 displayed above is offered for sale in our store. Like all the vintage and antique telephones we carry, they have been fully refurbished with stunning glossy paint, new or inspected NOS wiring and updated networks to work on all traditional telephone lines. Many of our telephones can be used on cable internet based telephone services with a simple adapter. The example pictured has a beautiful Italian leather base pad, which keeps your furniture free of scratches and allows the telephone to stay in place when dialing a call.

Visit our store for more excellent examples of stunning vintage and antique telephones in full working order.