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Western Electric 500 U - Pink (Mushroom Light)

Western Electric 500 U - Pink (Mushroom Light)

Regular price $699.95 USD
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History

From Western Electric, The classic 500. The Model 500 came about as a replacement for the model 302 and quickly became the new workhorse of Northern and Western Electric line of telephones. The 500 was manufactured in many colours over the years but originally in black, brown, white, beige, blue, green, pink, and yellow. The phone hase been tested and works fine. It also comes with our standard one year warranty.

This Western Electric model 500U with a lighted dial. This is similar to the lighting system of the Princess telephones. The small lamp which is positioned just above the dial number ring has the appearance of a mushroom cap giving the model 500 P/U the common nick-name of the “mushroom phone”

The Restoration Process

Dial – The dial is an early 7C that has been fully disassembled, cleaned, lubed and timed to ensure years of trouble free service. A brand new plastic finger wheel and dial card have been added

Cords – The phone has been outfitted with original vinyl cords and colour matched line cord that has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack. The telephone also comes with the neccessary transformer to illuminate the dial.

Shell – The shell has been painstakingly put through a 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 hand apply a three-step plastic restoration compound. This leaves the plastic with a beautiful high gloss finish.

The phone goes through extensive testing before to ensure it is in perfect working condition prior to shipping.

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