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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #255 on: November 20, 2012, 11:39:57 AM »
You need sunglasses to look at it.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #256 on: November 20, 2012, 11:55:02 AM »
You need sunglasses to look at it.

And a bucket, to catch one's lunch on the way up......... :-X

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #257 on: November 25, 2012, 09:17:37 AM »
Yes, it's lovely -- Almost as nice as Maureen's Picturephone.  Gee, I don't think I can afford both.  Hmmm, which would I really like to have?

Well, there's probably some interesting history.

Probably seized in the raid of a brothel in 1979.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #258 on: December 07, 2012, 12:40:35 AM »
It's always ashame seeing a good phone turned into a lamb.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #259 on: December 24, 2012, 06:50:56 PM »
What is this creation???????

http://tinyurl.com/d79go9l

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #260 on: December 24, 2012, 07:53:32 PM »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #261 on: December 24, 2012, 08:19:32 PM »
What is this creation???????

http://tinyurl.com/d79go9l


An over-priced parts phone?

And, $35 is a hefty parts phone shipping fee . . .

Okay, now I think I have this one figured out.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271126700916

It's a 12/21/12 post Myan apocalypse Pyramid 232 art deco impressionist creation for only $653 US, but may not ship to the US (in case if it's not there anymore?).
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #262 on: December 24, 2012, 11:10:10 PM »
What is this creation???????

http://tinyurl.com/d79go9l


I am not sure but it looks like it has wheels. The mark of a quality phone in my books.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #263 on: January 23, 2013, 12:35:03 PM »
It speaks for itself.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/261159166073
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #264 on: January 23, 2013, 12:40:23 PM »
At least if you strip it for parts, you have a nice piece of firewood to throw in the woodstove... :D

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #265 on: January 23, 2013, 01:11:37 PM »
Even us rednecks have more class than that. Maybe hillfolk?
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #266 on: January 23, 2013, 01:35:17 PM »
According to the auction "This cool old phone was made by a lifelong phone company linesman worker who gave it as a gift to his friend who was also a phone company employee." Reading the card that came with it you can detect the satire about the Bell "decorator" phones of the early 70's. I assume "NTC" in the card is an independent phone company since the phone seems to be AE/GTE based on the dial.


Another picture adds to this:
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #267 on: January 23, 2013, 01:40:32 PM »
Since it isn't injection molded plastic and appears to be a retirement gift spoof.....I think it is kind of neat! No valuable parts were wasted etc....

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #268 on: January 23, 2013, 03:18:56 PM »
At least if you strip it for parts, you have a nice piece of firewood to throw in the woodstove... :D

Well, let's see here, there's an AE dial and hookswitch, a WE handset, a glass phone insulator, a bell from something much older, a network on the back side (can only see part of it) and the base is ?
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #269 on: January 23, 2013, 04:12:16 PM »
and the base is ?

Looks 500-ish, maybe a stromberg or Kellogg perhaps?  :D