Western Electric Co., est. 1869

Western Electric Rotary Phone

Museum Artifact: Western Electric Rotary Dial Wall Phone, c. 1950s

Made By: Western Electric Co., Hawthorne Works, 22nd St. and Cicero Ave, Cicero, IL

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2 thoughts on “Western Electric Co., est. 1869

  1. I had purchased a Western Electric rotary dial white phone, it can be wall mounted, in 1986, a vintage model. It worked well and still do though I do not use a land line. It is very reliable and is heavy.

  2. Hello,

    I’ve found two items in my grandparents basement. They appear to be crank powered telephones in cast iron cases. They are very industrial and may have been used as an intercom system in a manufacturing plant.

    I’d me more than happy to send pictures in order to help identify exactly what these items are and if that have any value or significance to anyone.

    Regards,
    James

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