|Designed by Henry Dreyfus and put into service in 1937, the Western
Electric 354 is the wall version of the popular 302 or "Lucy Phone".
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 body of this phone is thermal plastic.
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
The original way to mount this phone to the wall was to directly
attach it to the wall and run wires to it. I've modernized the phone by
attaching an adapter plate to the back that allows it to be placed
directly onto any modern wall phone jack.
|Purchase phone with
standard handset cord:
||Purchase phone with
reproduction cloth handset cord: