Antique Model 302 Telephones
Introduced in 1936, the model 302 was the first Western Electric telephone without a separately mounted subset box. This “combined telephone” packed its circuitry, ringer, and anti-sidetone hardware into the phone's central housing unit, reducing the telephone to a single device. In addition, the 302's new handset, dubbed the F1, was designed to be backward-compatible with Western Electric's earlier model, the 202. First produced in heavy...