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

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19and41

I finally found one!  Then I couldn't find the thread!  Anyway, here'tis.

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

TelePlay

Seller called this TP-6-A a "Vintage Signal Corps US Army Rotary Phone" which it is but I don't think the Army used masking tape to stripe it red. And why the external ringer? Army didn't use frequency or harmonic ringers, did they? Or 20 PPS dials, did they? Doesn't look like a metal housing (embossed lettering) so no chrome for this one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Signal-Corps-US-Army-Rotary-Phone-/272505027158

Anyway, nice price for two items if you have paint stripper and some spare time and some spare cords and . . .

Pourme

It's a Army phone....That's obviously "War Paint"....Duh... ;)
Benny

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AL_as_needed

Quote from: 19and41 on December 29, 2016, 07:17:35 PM
I finally found one!  Then I couldn't find the thread!  Anyway, here'tis.

On a clear sunny day I bet you could see that one from space!
TWinbrook7

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#604
Found another zebra phone eBay much like the one Kenton K found and posted on September 15, 2016

This one is a C/D 500 dated 5/53

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1351.msg173354#msg173354

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/152360244658 ( dead link 05-21-21 )

UPDATE: I contacted the seller as to what make this phone is and they sent me a picture. It is a Western Electric.

Greg G.

Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on November 30, 2016, 09:09:04 PM
Maybe, but Brinybay sure does now!! ;D

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Denis

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#608
What were they thinking???

Their description:

1968 Denim Shabby Chic Princess

The ultimate in shabby chic, working telephone in a beautiful blue floral denim.
This telephone is made in Canada by Northern Electric. Stamped NE 702B,1968.
Selling this as a working telephone, this was tested and has a jack plug in.
Very good condition but not perfect, ear and mouth pieces are slightly discolorated.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-1968-Northern-Electric-Working-Princess-Telephone-in-a-Denim-Shabby-Chic/262765406154
( dead link 05-21-21 )

This seller has more hideous phones on eBay.

A 1963 Floral 500
A 1965 Duck Tape Camo 554
A 1964 Up-cycled Painted Teal & Brown 554

19and41

"The seller has more hideous phones on ebay."     roflmao!!
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

AL_as_needed

Camouflage tape!

Insert generic Jeff Foxworthy "you might be a redneck" joke here...

Am I the only one tempted to get an ugly-fied phone just for the heck of it? Certainly would make my others look better by association.
TWinbrook7

19and41

That would make for a nice thread about the road back from being uglied up.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

andre_janew

If you own a telephone covered with camouflage tape, you might be a redneck!

AL_as_needed

Quote from: 19and41 on January 15, 2017, 03:24:25 PM
That would make for a nice thread about the road back from being uglied up.

this is something i have considered. Not sure about everyone else but I find working on my phones to be as fun as using and enjoying them after the fact.
TWinbrook7

Pourme

#614
I love this one...I'm a fool for pouty lips!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112276898564 ( dead link 05-21-21 )
Benny

Panasonic 308/616 Magicjack service