Western Electric 302


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Digital Conversion
(For using your phone on a digital line. See the page on rotary dialing for more information)
Purchase this option after completing your phone purchase.

Internal External


$60
Item #INTDIG


$60
Item #EXTDIG

Designed by Henry Dreyfus and put into service in 1937, the Western Electric 302 is probably one of the most well known of the classic phones. One of its nicknames is the "Lucy" phone because of its many appearances on the "I Love Lucy" show.

The earlier models were made with Metal bodies, later models of thermal plastic. This phone is commonly misrepresented as Bakelite, but in fact Western Electric never made any phones using Bakelite (other than for the handsets). They didn't think it was tough enough for long service life.

The phone originally came with a straight handset cord, but later models used the curl cord. I can do either way for you at your request (if no request is made, I'll pick one that's nice).

Plastic Body Model
Purchase phone with standard cords: Purchase phone with reproduction cloth cords:


Item #WE302PS

$110.00


Item #WE302PC

$140.00

Re-painted Metal Body Model
No Picture yet. This has been professionally painted to a high gloss.
Purchase phone with standard cords: Purchase phone with reproduction cloth cords:

Out
Item #WE302MS

$160.00

Out
Item #WE302MC

$190.00