Here is your chance to own an original,
1931, Western Electric model 202 desk-set
telephone with the very desirable 4H clickity-clack
dial, 684A subset, and the
handset, in full operating condition.
Works just like it did almost 80 years ago.
All you have to do is plug it into your
modular wall telephone outlet and start
dialing and talking.
Please note: Although this is a
beautiful restoration, some small cracks
were repaired in the bakelite handset
transmitter ring and the subset bakelite
cover. The repairs are noticeable upon
Works right out of the box - guaranteed.
This telephone has been completely
disassembled and professionally restored
with "attention to detail" for every single
part. Nothing has been overlooked.
It is just like it came from the factory in
The finish is a spray-gun applied two part
paint system. It is the most expensive
and difficult to apply and is far more
superior to any other coating available.
It is chosen for its durability, depth of
color, and its overall beauty.
Only the best available brown, cloth-covered
cord is used for the line cord and handset
cord. This beautiful cord is
manufactured for telephone restorations and
matches the original.
This very desirable solid
bakelite, E1 handset has been machine
buffed to a soft, brilliant luster. If
the winning bidder desires the later model
F1 handset instead of this E1, it can be
substituted at no extra charge.
These images are taken under very bright
lights with a high resolution digital camera
to ensure that you can see what you are
bidding on. Would you rather be told
that the finish is beautiful, or see it for
Numbers-only porcelain dial face is in
very nice condition, but does show minor
wear. Black numbers are sharp and
clear against the white background.
Telephone body is date stamped II 31 (2nd
quarter 1931). 4H dial and 684A subset
are also date stamped 1931.
The bottom plate has been bead-blasted and
recovered with genuine suede leather that
closely matches the original leather cover.
It is soft, supple, and smooth.
This model 684A is one of Western Electric's
first anti sidetone subsets. Date
stamped I - 31 (1st qtr 1931).
Features twin brass bell ringer and bakelite
cover with louver vents. Bakelite
cover is in very nice condition and has been
machine buffed to a soft luster.
These brass bells actually harmonize with
slightly different tones, and they have a
delightful sound from the past.
I have been restoring vintage telephones for
many years and stand behind my telephone
restorations 100%. If you need to
return this telephone, you need only CONTACT
ME within 24 hours of the delivery
confirmation. Then return the
telephone to me within 7 days of receipt in
the same packaging and in the same condition
as shipped, and you will receive a prompt
refund of your full purchase price. So
please bid with confidence. Your
questions and comments are welcomed.
This telephone and subset came to me
as a set. All of the components you
see here were originally together.
Although it is rare for anything to go
wrong with my telephones, I still give a 1
year parts and labor warrantee on all
electrical parts, not including damage.
In addition, I am available for tech support
by email or telephone.
Shipping with insurance via USPS Priority
anywhere in the continental U.S. is $17.00.
This includes quality packaging to assure
Please inquire about shipping costs for
shipments outside the continental U.S.
International bidders, be aware that
clearing through your customs can take
I also restore vintage electric fans, so
please check my other auctions.