554 - Black
554 - Black
The Western Electric 554 is the wall version of the famed model 500. Both the 500s and 554's became so popular that Western Electric licensed out the manufacturing of the phones to meet demand. This is one such phone comes fitted with a chrome switchook. The phone has been tested and works fine. We have installed a modular line cord to facilitate connection to your phone line. This classic also comes with our standard one year warranty. There is also an option below to have a modular wall plate installed to connect the phone to an existing wall mountable plate.
The Restoration Process
Dial – The dial has been fully disassembled, cleaned, lubed and timed to ensure years of trouble free service. The number plate has been cleaned and hand polished. A brand new plastic fingerwheel and die cut dial card have been added as well
Cords – The phone has been outfitted with brand new cords.
Shell – The shell was slightly discolored due to age, so we put it through our multi-step restoration process which includes sanding with 400, 800, 1000, 2000 grit. This ensures that there are no scratches, dents or dings. The shell is them carefully buffed on our two step buffing wheels. This takes out the fine abrasions left by sanding and leaves the plastic with a smooth factory fresh finish. Finally we apply a three step plastic restoration compound. This leaves the plastic with a beautiful high gloss finish.
Handset – Handset has been sanded with the same process as the shell and buffed back to its beautiful original shine.
Handset Cradle - We have had this chrome plated, the mirror finish is unsurpassed in both appearance and durability.
The phone goes through extensive testing before to ensure it is in perfect working condition prior to shipping.
Do you currently have any rotary phones? If the answer is no, it is always a good idea to call your local phone company and check if they still support “pulse” dialing. If they do, you are all set to go. If they do not, your phone will not be able to place calls without a converter. We have internal converters for this type of setup available for $79.95 (installed during assembly)
If you have any questions about this product or any other telephone inquiry, please feel free to reach out to us. We have a full restoration facility dedicated to restoring and modernizing vintage and antique telephones of all makes and models. We can also restore your telephone, simply message me with pictures for a quote.