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Offline LoveOldPhones

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what on earth is this thing ?
« on: October 29, 2016, 07:23:46 PM »
I just saw this on eBay.... looks like something someone painted.  lol

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-WESTERN-ELECTRIC-ROTARY-DIAL-PHONE-Royal-Blue-Mint-RARE-/152298483556

?hash=item2375b26f64:g:VxoAAOSwMVdYFPdk

what is this ?  lol
« Last Edit: October 30, 2016, 12:53:24 AM by TelePlay »

Offline twocvbloke

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Re: what on earth is this thing ?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 07:43:33 PM »
what is this ?  lol

A victim of the rattlecan I'd say...  :o

Looks like they tried to make it look like a mainland european style telephone, with the numbers in the dial centre instead of on the dial surround, shame there's no pictures of it's innards to see what colour it used to be...

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: what on earth is this thing ?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 07:59:58 PM »
I think it was black. Look at the inside of the housing on the photo of the bottom.
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Offline LoveOldPhones

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Re: what on earth is this thing ?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 08:30:33 PM »
I think it was black. Look at the inside of the housing on the photo of the bottom.
JMO,
Jim S.

Jim....  I sent you 2 PM's.... have you not gotten them ?
Please get back to me.

thanks
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Offline Pourme

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Re: what on earth is this thing ?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2016, 08:43:32 PM »
At $225...They are very proud of their spray paint talents!
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Offline TelePlay

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Re: what on earth is this thing ?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2016, 12:55:46 AM »
To make it uniform, they had to paint over the numbers on the bezel forcing them to put the numbers on the dial card.

Offline dsk

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Re: what on earth is this thing ?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2016, 01:30:18 AM »
That dial center could have been made in Norway :-)

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