The 302 Series Phone was introduced in 1937 and was the first in the collection to incorporate the bell in the base of the unit. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss and originally cast in metal, this piece was later produced using a heavy-duty plastic housing. The retro style appearance is combined with a rugged construction earning it the nickname "The Cow's Hoof" because of its lipped hoof-style base. This early desk version served as the standard for the better part of World War II while telephone design efforts were halted due to defense work. Whether for its beauty or its brawn, the Crosley 302 Desk Phone is surely a conversation piece in any setting.
The Crosley 302 Desk Phone features the nostalgicrotary dial but actually functions with push button technology. No more waiting for that rotary dial to make its excruciating slow rotation.
Comments about Crosley Radio Kettle Desk Phone-Black, 1 ea:
The Crosley Company was an innovative, well-respected manufacturing and media company throughout the majority of the twentieth century, but it appears that whoever purchased their name is now farming manufacturing out [*], as this phone is really useless and cheaply made. After buying two of these wonderful looking phones for my business (a hospitality environment where image is important) the headset failed on one, and the ringer on both. The best use for this object is as a paperweight or a prop. If you need a telephone, don't buy this product--you WILL be disappointed.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
The Crosley 302 Phone returns to the wall in this
Henry Dreyfuss tribute. Dreyfuss, considered a brilliant industrial designer, worked with Bell Telephone Laboratories designing telephones that were sensitive to ...