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Model 302 Telephones3 of 31947 NE 302 Rotary PhoneWestern Electric 302 Telephone
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Posted 8 years ago

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This was a sweet find. Not the phone - a nice but standard ivory Western Electric 302 - but the box, a locking box with the insides perfectly sculpted to fit the 302. I got it from a guy out in Sacramento who used to work for Pacific Telephone (along with an early clear Trimline prototype, another score).

Nobody I talked to had heard of such a box, so I figured it must have been for a very important phone. Maybe a display model for Western Electric? Something for a show? A special phone given to one of the higher-ups as a gift on an important anniversary? To Henry Dreyfuss when the millionth 302 rolled off the line? Wish the box could talk, but since it can't, its just a nice box.

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  1. Rob Siekert, 7 years ago
    I am coveting this phone. It looks better than brand new. What a great find! OK the box is neat, too. I would put this one next to my chair just to hear it ring. But, I wouldn't allow anyone else to even touch it! When you get tired of it, just let me know. Thanks for sharing.
  2. hotkitties, 7 years ago
    an antique cell phone?

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