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DIAL  TELEPHONE
WESTERN ELECTRIC  WE-302



ROTARY  D I A L   T E L E P H O N E  WESTERN ELECTRIC / USA  (1949)
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                                                       Model WE-302

   Works well today too - especially when the power is off  ...

The early Model »300« was the 1st  BELL  Telephone with a  build-in
ringer, and it was made with a  metal cover.  The »302« series came
first with a black plastic cover,  later also in  different colors.
The WE-302 is considered to be the "CLASSIC" used in the '30s/'40s.
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.

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

                    Historical Remarks ...
impressum:
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© C.HAMANN    http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann    05/05/11