I Love Lucy phone
Western Electric 302 telephone
I thought I'd sneak in a little something different even though it's another of my hobbies - restoring old things. This is a 1936 Western Electric 302 telephone I bought off E-bay and later restored it to working condition. I just need to convert the old wiring and connect it to the wall jack! It is often called the "I Love Lucy Phone" because it appeared in so many of the show's episodes. The I Love Lucy doll was found at a huge local doll sale held just recently so I purchased it and now use it as a prop sitting next to the phone!! It makes a great coversation piece!! ...These phones were in use in Newfoundland in the 30's to early 50's and there are still a few of them lying around in attics and garages. 302 models which have been fully restored and cleaned have sold on ebay for as much as $378US!