"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: Adam on July 23, 2011, 12:34:07 AMMany modern "decorator" telephones have dials that look like they're rotary dials but they're really touch-tone buttons where the finger holes would be. But, I don't recall seeing one of these modern decorator phones that looks like a 554 set. However, Crosley does make them with the touch-tone pad that looks like a rotary dial in the older 354 style.Did the movie show a closeup of the dial?
Quote from: bingster on November 26, 2010, 11:56:00 AMThere's a fascinating clip from Dragnet (the radio version), in which Joe Friday places a long distance call, and we get to hear the entire process with the operators and real sounds. I wish I could remember the episode it came from, because it's a real glimpse into the past that most people have forgotten.The clip may have been shared here, but I just can't remember.
Quote from: MDK on August 23, 2011, 07:53:41 AMNice dial card!I saw a movie in the theater recently, "The Help". I spotted several WE554's in black, white, beige and green. Also saw a black WE354 and a few 500's. Also noticed an RJ type connector on one of the phones... was this available in the early 60's?On TV this past weekend, I saw Tony Randall using a WE302 in the movie "The Mating Game", and Phillip Ober using a handset that didn't appear to have a cord in one scene.
Quote from: MDK on August 23, 2011, 07:53:41 AMI saw a movie in the theater recently, "The Help". I spotted several WE554's in black, white, beige and green. Also saw a black WE354 and a few 500's. Also noticed an RJ type connector on one of the phones... was this available in the early 60's?
Quote from: rdelius on August 23, 2011, 01:39:08 PMNo rj connectors until the mid 1970s or soRobby
Quote from: GusHerb on August 23, 2011, 06:15:50 PMAfterpost thought: then I started to wonder if Bell System phones were even historically accurate to Jackson Mississippi. I have no idea, but I'd assume they are.