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French Payphone PF16

Started by FABphones, October 08, 2020, 03:20:55 AM

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I took these photos of another soon to be removed Payphone. This one in France. The model shown here is a PF16.

My intentions were to take photos of another model, but between visits it had already been removed. All that remains of that one's placement now is a square of fresh tarmac.

This Payphone is also no longer in service, so here are what probably will be amongst the last photos taken of it's existence.


(There isn't a specific board for information on French pay phones, so placing this thread in 'all other'. If incorrect apol to our mod).
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Two more photos; cut cables and view of exterior.
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Vintage Phones - 10% man made, 90% Tribble


Thanks for the photos.
Interesting box.
The phone looks very utilitarian. kind of 80's electronics?
you could not hurt it with a club. :)
Much of what we had, to the best of my memory's, had a sleek style to them.
Almost like trying to draw you to them...or an artist idea of "not blocks". until later.
Those large red ones you hear so much about, seemed like they were
to commemorate something, maybe? look like artwork.
Eye catching!


Yea that has the look of being abandon in place, but to be removed.
I watch abandoned videos on YouTube and I see occasional payphones still in buildings that were never removed. Some are un touched, and look quite good, even a few rotary sets, so that says a lot about when the building was abandoned.


We had the same Schlumberger cardphones in Ireland from about 1990. They were largely replaced around 2000 by models which took both coins and cards.