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Model: WE 202
Made by: Western Electric Co.
From: 1930-1937
Materials: metal body and bakelite handset
western electric model 202 antique telephone

Photos: Frank Franowsky

western electric model 202 in spotlight

WE202 marketing illustration


The 202 was the Bell System's mainstay phone in the 1930s. Few telephones were produced during WWII, and many 202s stayed in service for decades. Also known as the 'D1' mount (usually stamped on back), this phone has an oval base. The designation "202" actually referred to the electrical configuration of these sets and the oval-base shape was called a D1.


Plain black or painted metal body. E1 or D handset.


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