Western Electric 354 wall telephone
The Western Electric Model 354 is the wall version of the famed Model 302 deskphone. It was the first "modern" wall phone made by Western Electric and it replaced many of the old wood phones that were still in common use at the time.
This original 354 has a thermoplastic case and bakelite handset that has been fully refurbished to factory specifications. Since the 354 was introduced before the invention of modular wall telephone jacks, it was designed to be securely screwed to the wall, and hard wired to the telephone line. We will include detailed installation instructions with the phone to guide you through the process of removing your existing wall jack, connecting the wires to your new phone. As an alternative, if you have a jack near the floor, we can provide a modular line cord to run between the phone and the jack.
If you prefer to take advantage of your existing modular wall jack to mount your telephone, we do have add-on modular mounting plates available for the 354 for an additional $39.95. This is obviously not an original mounting solution, but it is convenient!