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Offline bingster

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2009, 07:34:45 PM »
Can you imagine how dirty that must get after a couple year's use?  It wouldn't be out of place in a bawdyhouse.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2009, 07:55:51 PM »
bingster,

I'd rather not try to imagine.  Someone here could start a whole new thread on cleaning techniques.  Anyway, I'd be afraid that it might bite me if I pushed any of its buttons.  Surprisingly ;), nobody has bid on it yet.  I wonder what kind of lamp it would make  :D.


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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2009, 10:43:41 PM »
Flavored tobacco....heard that one before. :)

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2009, 12:53:51 AM »
I bet you have back in your copper days.  :)

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2009, 06:18:23 AM »
surprisingly the fur phone did not sell. maybe cuz it was only listed as awesome, not vintage or art deco ::)
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2009, 11:50:52 AM »
maybe cuz it was only listed as awesome, not vintage or art deco ::)

Awesome?  More like "shock and awe" to borrow a phrase, and not to be political.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2009, 09:14:51 AM »
The "awesome" fur phone is about to be sold! 

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2009, 11:37:50 PM »
Looks like no takers again.  Gee, why ever not???? ;)

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2009, 03:04:21 AM »
My flea market find a few years ago, the right one of these.
The leather telephone. Not as warm and comfortable for whats inside, as fur :)
Still for about $ 5-6.  Some fun.  It is really professional made, and has to be handmade.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2009, 03:34:50 AM »
I really like that leather phone, actually. The shape of the two phones reminds me of a phone Northern Electric once made.  I think it was called ;) the "Contempra," but I'm too lazy to go look it up.
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Offline Brinybay

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2009, 05:42:33 AM »
I really like that leather phone, actually. The shape of the two phones reminds me of a phone Northern Electric once made.  I think it was called ;) the "Contempra," but I'm too lazy to go look it up.

I kinda like it too.  Now THIS is HIDEOUS!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36153366@N00/502534641
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2009, 05:46:56 AM »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2009, 06:58:11 PM »
I actually like the zebra phone, it's silly but well done and kinda cool to me.  That phone in the dummy is a little weird, but I'm guessing that eventually they will be installing the things in our heads so that we have access all the time, so we may all end up looking like that.   :o

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2009, 08:24:22 PM »
leather phone, cool 8)

zebra phone, creepy :(

mannequin phone, that's just wrong :o
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2009, 08:35:02 PM »

mannequin phone, that's just wrong :o


Be glad it wasn't the inflatable kind of mannequin...  :o
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