|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.|
On base: "WESTERN ELECTRIC MADE IN USA PATENT 1508424 PAT PEND"
On handset: "BELL SYSTEMS / MANUFACTURED BY / Western Electric Company / F1"