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ROTARY DIAL  » P R I N C E S S «       WesternElectric / USA (1964)
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                                                         Model 702B

In 1959 the DIAL Model  »PRINCESS«  was introduced by  BELL SYSTEM.

      Have a look at the TOUCH TONE VERSION ...

It was designed  to fit on a  bedside table.  It has a  NIGHT LIGHT
FEATURE  ( illuminated dial ),  but the  6.3 V  light bulb requires
an  EXTERNAL TRANSFORMER,  plugged  into an outlet.  There is an
ON/OFF switch for the lamp on the back side  and  the ringer volume
can be dimmed with a switch on the bottom side.

The  LIGHT-BULB  sits in a HOLDER and is accessable from the bottom
by the turn of a penny ...

            

In the center of the rotary dial was a two-sided label found ...

      Its back side reads :    NEptune 2- / 6659
      Its front side reads :   Area Code: / 415 / 632 6659

  ... updated to the "new" area code system of   415 = SanFrancisco

The LETTERS ON THE DIALER are for  MEMORIZING TELEPHONE NUMBERS ...
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      1             4 = G H I     7 = P R S     0 = Operator
      2 = A B C     5 = J K L     8 = T U V
      3 = D E F     6 = M N O     9 = W X Y

Henry Dreyfuss (1904-1972), a celebrated  industrial designer, gave
the 302, 500, PRINCESS  & TRIMLINE their style - He also designed
JohnDeere tractors, Hoover vacuum cleaners, and streamlined trains.

      More Historical Remarks ...

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