Phone of the Day: Western Electric 2554 Analog Wall Telephone at my friend Darrells house in Joliet IL

My good friend Darrells Father was a phone geek in another era.  He worked for Illinois Bell when it was still owned by the old pre divesture AT&T and he had every type of proprietary Western Electric  telephone in their home.  

Darrell continues the tradition at his place with one of the original Western Electric 2554 wall analog telephones mounted on his kitchen wall.  This is probably one of the nicest and simplest analog telephones ever made and has been copied and copied over and over by many different companies such as Premier and Cortelco.