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Yellow Western Electric Model 500 Telephone

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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a pale yellow Model 500 telephone made by Western Electric and distributed by Bell Systems starting in 1949. They were the most common household telephone at the time, some models were made to hang on the wall. The model evolved somewhat over time, I believe this is a 70's model based on the style of the dial. The cord is not original, the original would have also been pale yellow. Although it is not uncommon today to see two toned models, they were not originally distributed that way.


  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    I want these phones back :-) I can work one nothing fancy . Love it !
  2. elayem0110 elayem0110, 5 years ago
    That's what I thought, but I saw one like this dated in the early 70's. Perhaps it was dated incorrectly.
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    What a wonderful and surprising color!!! Love this!!! : )
  4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
    Going by the book 100 years of Bell Telephones a early color set was put into production in 1953. Several design changes of the dial were made over the years.

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