Chart 1 shows the standard colors of
the Western Electric telephones made until 1984 when AT&T released new colors
such as the peach Princess.
Chart 2 shows colors for the
telephone parts / components, i.e. transformers etc.
The gray dots showing in the middle of each
color are holes in the original chart to let you view the phone or phone part through the
hole for a better color comparison. Keep in mind that the original charts have yellowed
slightly due to age of the paper, so the ink colors may have changed slightly from the
original colors. Also note that the assortment of colors offered by Western Electric was
not always as these 1983 charts show; some colors were discontinued or added over the
Many thanks to
Todd Bernstein for this contribution!
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