Western Electric


The following are representative pictures of Western Electric Telephones from the early 1920s through approximately 1984.

Western Electric was the manufacturing arm of the Bell System (AT&T) from its inception until the breakup of AT&T in 1984. After the breakup, AT&T absorbed Western Electric. In 1996, AT&T spun off the manufacturing arm to its own company, Lucent Technologies.

More complete versions of this list can be found at Vince’s Cavalcade of Phones, Ericofon.com and Phoneco, Inc. Also see Western Electric Rotary prototypes.

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