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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #195 on: May 17, 2012, 08:26:15 PM »
Yep, that qualifies..... :o

Why do people insist on plastering trinkets like that to poor innocent phones? They're only destroying the value of the phones, so they're losing out... ::)

And you've gotta love the "no rust on the base" in the description, despite the rust on the base in the pictures... :P

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #196 on: August 02, 2012, 10:46:38 AM »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #197 on: August 02, 2012, 05:52:59 PM »
No, those are Hideous Sheep....

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #198 on: August 02, 2012, 08:10:52 PM »
They destroyed perfectly good handsets to make the hooves.

How sad, how so very sad that we have such demented "artists" in this world, and I use the word artist very loosely, very very loosely, indeed.

Now, how about a contest. How many coiled handset cords are used on those "things" . . . ?
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #199 on: August 02, 2012, 08:24:55 PM »
It's always ashame seeing a good phone turned into a lamb.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #200 on: August 02, 2012, 09:19:37 PM »
Generally, art and destruction go hand in hand, what is art for one person is destruction for another... :-\

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #201 on: August 19, 2012, 02:04:16 PM »
And they just keep on coming....

Not even a light on this one, that I can find at least. It does have wheeels though at least though I don't see a spare anywhere....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221106316534

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #202 on: August 19, 2012, 02:27:50 PM »
All that comes to mind for that one is the letters W, T and F............ :o

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #203 on: August 19, 2012, 02:39:19 PM »
Ahh, that's purdy! A phone on roller skates!  A truly mobile phone! It's even cordless  :)
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #204 on: August 20, 2012, 03:20:33 PM »
Ahh, that's purdy! A phone on roller skates!  A truly mobile phone! It's even cordless  :)

Its hideous isn't it, what on earth is it meant to be?
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #205 on: August 20, 2012, 05:08:10 PM »
That some "artists" are dipping into their herbal medicines way too much.

Do they think they are that artist from the Beatles Yellow Submarine movie?

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #206 on: August 26, 2012, 07:17:53 AM »
VINTAGE RETRO VICTORIAN ART DECO ORNATE BRASS WOOD PHONE TELEPHONE ROTARY DIAL

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-RETRO-VICTORIAN-ART-DECO-ORNATE-BRASS-WOOD-PHONE-TELEPHONE-ROTARY-DIAL-/261056153373?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3cc828c71d

The table looks nicer than the phone.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #207 on: August 27, 2012, 01:08:50 PM »
another two, get the sick bag out

"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #208 on: September 01, 2012, 10:19:53 AM »

There's also presently a replica of the 8746 (746 touchtone) presently being made, your choice of black or silver, that seems to be pretty competent.  It's basically the same as the red version on wheels that was produced for the car insurance advert some years ago, but minus the wheels and plus regular feet, and plus a dial number label holder.  Though of course I'd sooner have an actual 8746, if one would just turn up at a reasonable price from a seller who ships to the US. 

I've acquired a 'Direct Line' Geemarc version of a Tele. 8782.

The case mouldings are pretty good, the main differences are in the handset trasnmitter and receiver cups, and the pushbutton escutcheon plate is slightly wrongly shaped. It also omits the number card.

The hookswitch is, of course, vile, and the bells are awful. Two gongs inside but both at the same pitch.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #209 on: September 01, 2012, 10:20:50 AM »
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