"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by HobieSport, November 23, 2008, 01:45:19 AM
Quote from: bingster on May 08, 2010, 07:39:50 PMAnd here's a prop department mongrel. It's a WE B-mount with an AE handset and dial. The dial is missing it's center, and the whole thing, including fingerwheel, has been painted in a matte finish, medium-colored paint:
Quote from: McHeath on April 04, 2010, 12:40:08 PMNever saw that movie but that phone looks like a classic Hollywood work over job. And it's funny how every phone that rings in a movie or TV show from about 1960 to 2000 sounds like a 500. Sort of like all the doorbells in shows of that time sounded pretty much the same as well, that classic "ding-dong".
Quote from: tjmack99 on November 26, 2010, 11:09:02 AMHow about the SOUND of old phones? I'm thinking of a couple of recordings from the radio series Suspense!. Sorry Wrong Number and The Hitchhiker. Both have plot lines centered around making a phone call, and like the old radio shows themselves, the listener can only "see" the action in his/her mind. I'm sure the experts here could tell the make and model of the phones just by sound :)Funny how so much effort was involved in making and receiving a call, especially long distance, from the operator connections across the country and waiting for the coins to drop into the payphone. Not sure how to post an audio clip, but if I can I'll try to...