The lost art of
phone repair and restorations is alive and well at The Western Electric
Store, where they have been dedicated to recycling long before it became a
social concern. Retro is back! These phones were designed to last
because the phone company had to service them. Remember the Princess
phones of the 60s? How about the old finger wheels? An extensive library
of vintage parts allows us to handle most repairs.
If we don’t have it, we’ll find it!
Old telephones were made to last.
In the early
days, most telephone equipment was owned by the telephone company. As a
result, they tended to design and manufacture products that would stand
the test of time and that could be easily refurbished and redeployed as
required. Even though these phones were manufactured many decades
ago, they usually will still work as well today as when they originally
came from the factory.
variety of phones that were available from the phone monopolies was
extremely limited, the designs were timeless classics. From the wood
wall phones and candlestick models from the early 1900's, to the
integrated desk phones of the 30's and 40's, the ageless beauty and
ongoing functionality of these devices is unmatched by any comparable
products available today.
Most of the telephones that
sell or restore have been fully refurbished, as authentic as possible,
using a process that may include rewiring, repainting, polishing, and
parts replacement. The phones have either been electrically upgraded
to modern standards, or have been returned to factory original design.
If you have a
phone that you would like restored to working order, please call or
email for more information.