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Object Name Telephone
Date early to mid-20th century
Description Metal telephone, Illinois, United States of America, ca. 1924, made by Western Electric Company. Bell Systems Model 202 telephone; black, cast metal; oval dome base; handset and cradle atop short, columnar neck; circular rotary dial on base; cloth cord; suede leather padding on bottom of base; manufacturer's marks on base and handset.
Inscription Text On base: "WESTERN ELECTRIC MADE IN USA PATENT 1508424 PAT PEND"
On handset: "BELL SYSTEMS / MANUFACTURED BY / Western Electric Company / F1"
Accession number T
Accession Number T-222