Here is your chance to own an original,
1936, Western Electric model 202 desk-set
telephone with the very desirable 5H
clickity dial, and the FW1 bakelite handset,
in full operating condition. Works just like
it did 72 years ago. All you have to
do is plug it into your modular wall
telephone outlet and start dialing and
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
The finish is a spray-gun applied two part
paint system. It is the most expensive and
difficult to apply and is far superior to
any other coating available. It is chosen
for its durability, depth of color, and its
Only the best available brown, cloth-covered
cord is used for the line cord and handset
cord. This beautiful cord is especially
manufactured for telephone restorations and
matches the original.
This very desirable solid bakelite, F1W
handset has been machine buffed to a soft,
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
Beautiful porcelain "Z" dial face does show
some wear. Numbers and letters are bold,
bright and crisp. The nickel plated finger
stop has been machine buffed to a mirror finish.
The model 202 was the last Western Electric
to employ a separate voice network and
ringer (i.e. subset box). This telephone
physically did not allow for an internal
ringer and voice network. To provide the
user of this telephone with the sound
quality obtained by using a voice network,
but not having to contend with a bulky
add-on box, a miniature voice network has
been internally installed. A telephone
without a voice network is not a complete
The installation of this GTE miniature voice
network in no way decreases the value of
this telephone, as all original parts are
still in place. This network is
electrically similar to the older external
networks (subsets) and is only a smaller
A modern bell type telephone ringer will be
provided at no extra cost. This ringer is
small and easily plugs in at the telephone
wall outlet so that the user can associate
incoming calls with this telephone. It is
being used just as an old subset ringer
would have been used.
Western Electric date stamp IV 36 indicates
that this set was manufactured in the 4th
quarter of 1936.
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.
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.
Although it is very 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.
Paint wear around the cradle area is
normal. Even Western Electric expected
that. Although this cradle has no wear
yet, it can be easily minimized be
replacing the handset gently.
Shipping with insurance via USPS Priority
anywhere in the continental U.S. is $20.00.
This includes quality packaging to assure
International bidders are welcomed, but be
aware that clearing through your home
customs can sometimes take weeks. Please
email for shipping costs.
I also restore vintage electric fans, so
please check my other auctions.