News:

"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device,
and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther

Main Menu

Hideous Telephones

Started by Stephen Furley, August 04, 2009, 05:42:30 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

compubit

Quote from: Jim S. on June 14, 2016, 02:57:03 PM
5 digit because that was where #'s ended.
But it appears that the Rubbles had a newer phone - it looks like Betty's phone has 6 holes in the finger wheel!
A phone phanatic since I was less than 2 (thanks to Fisher Price); collector since a teenager; now able to afford to play!
Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!

Fabius

Payphone
Tom Vaughn
La Porte, Indiana
ATCA Past President
ATCA #765
C*NET 1+ 821-9905

Contempra

Quote from: b3tamax11 on June 14, 2016, 01:08:44 PM
I don't know whats worse, the fact that someone made this or that they want $130 for it

I can't say but i'll never buy a telephone like i see in the image...And paying $130 . no thanks ..
Denis

19and41

I guess you'd have to be a die hard fan to want that TB&J phone.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

Jim Stettler

Quote from: compubit on June 15, 2016, 07:12:45 AM
But it appears that the Rubbles had a newer phone - it looks like Betty's phone has 6 holes in the finger wheel!

Cool, Now we can date it. When did the sixth number come into use?

Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

.....

Quote from: Jim S. on June 15, 2016, 07:20:12 PM
Cool, Now we can date it. When did the sixth number come into use?

Jim S.

About the same time Wilma grew another finger on her left hand.

Fabius

Quote from: Jim S. on June 15, 2016, 07:20:12 PM
Cool, Now we can date it. When did the sixth number come into use?

Jim S.

According to the Encyclopaedia Rockannica  23,000 BC
Tom Vaughn
La Porte, Indiana
ATCA Past President
ATCA #765
C*NET 1+ 821-9905

AE_Collector

That change from 5 digits to 6 digits must have provided a lot of employment in the CO's. Changing phone numbers from 5 to 6 digits in length is NOTHING compared to adding another level to every Strowger switch bank and lengthening the shafts etc in every switch in every CO. Wow.......

Terry

b3tamax11

This has to be the wierdest idea ive ever seen.

19and41

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

AE_Collector

ChChChChia...Phone.

Terry

TelePlay

#536
Quote from: AL_as_needed on May 08, 2016, 07:23:06 PM
A must have custom phone at a custom price! It works to boot.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rotary-Dial-Working-Phone-/152053749695?hash=item23671c17bf:g:eiUAAOSwf-VWUTEq

And you can still do it at a bargain price. It's still available at a lower price and now with free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rotary-Dial-Working-Phone-/162124705657

WEBellSystemChristian

Quote from: TelePlay on July 03, 2016, 11:34:28 AM
And you can still do it at a bargain price. It's still available at a lower price and now with free shipping.

It looks like it was made of "whatever-you-can-get-for-a-token" prizes at Chuck E Cheese! ::)
Christian Petterson

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford

19and41

Gee, I discounted that one when it first appeared!  ;D
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

TelePlay

Up for view is this old not WE but AE crafted with a small paint brush and several different paints. Fast, cheap and hideous.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-BELL-SYSTEM-Custom-Painted-Hippy-Rotary-Dial-Phone-NOT-WORKING-ART-DECO-/122047327932