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Offline 19and41

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #600 on: December 29, 2016, 07:17:35 PM »
I finally found one!  Then I couldn't find the thread!  Anyway, here'tis.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #601 on: December 31, 2016, 03:32:47 PM »
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 . . .

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #602 on: December 31, 2016, 03:49:51 PM »
It's a Army phone....That's obviously "War Paint"....Duh... ;)
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #603 on: January 01, 2017, 01:24:15 AM »
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!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #604 on: January 01, 2017, 01:28:07 PM »
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

UPDATE: I contacted the seller as to what make this phone is and they sent me a picture. It is a Western Electric.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2017, 03:19:38 PM by Autonut »

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #605 on: January 01, 2017, 07:30:58 PM »
Maybe, but Brinybay sure does now!! ;D

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #606 on: January 01, 2017, 07:35:19 PM »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #607 on: January 02, 2017, 10:08:05 AM »
Not anymore!



lolllllll !! a really bad dog, suspicious ...
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #608 on: January 11, 2017, 09:55:46 PM »
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

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

Offline 19and41

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #609 on: January 11, 2017, 09:59:21 PM »
"The seller has more hideous phones on ebay."     roflmao!!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #610 on: January 14, 2017, 04:39:23 PM »
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.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #611 on: January 15, 2017, 03:24:25 PM »
That would make for a nice thread about the road back from being uglied up.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #612 on: January 15, 2017, 05:47:18 PM »
If you own a telephone covered with camouflage tape, you might be a redneck!

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #613 on: January 15, 2017, 08:30:44 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.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #614 on: January 20, 2017, 10:13:19 PM »
I love this one...I'm a fool for pouty lips!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112276898564
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