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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #390 on: June 30, 2014, 02:32:14 PM »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #391 on: June 30, 2014, 06:41:16 PM »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #392 on: July 01, 2014, 02:56:31 AM »
I don't know why people try to sell these things... the melted phone is just downright stupid... throw it away! as for the country phone... no thanks.... wrong décor... there are so many of these "ugly" phones out there that people have "personalized" why can't they just keep them!??
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #393 on: July 01, 2014, 03:31:12 AM »
Devil's advocate:


Although the decoupaged phone is definitely not my taste either, it would seem that this seller is at least getting hard-wired phones out into the hands of the public, albeit kind of pricey, but I guess that is the price for the value-added artistic flair. 

Maybe decoupaging a phone is not much different than having one repainted in a standard Bell System color.  Either way, the original has been modified.

Hopefully they don't decoupage a 1949 500, or an early mushroom phone.  Better to sell one of those to a collector.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #394 on: July 01, 2014, 12:32:46 PM »
That phones matches my friends wallpaper in his kitchen.


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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #395 on: July 17, 2014, 03:48:33 PM »
well, heres another hideous phone.... someone wrecked a perfectly good 302 again!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #396 on: July 17, 2014, 04:05:46 PM »
I just don't get why they would paint over the light bulb covers?

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #397 on: July 17, 2014, 04:23:52 PM »
I just don't get why they would paint over the light bulb covers?

Ben

Maybe not painted over.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171388929672
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #398 on: July 17, 2014, 04:32:45 PM »
Hmmm.. Tinted or something, regardless I still don't understand why they would do that?

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #399 on: July 17, 2014, 04:45:08 PM »
They could have mounted neon bulbs in the holders to indicate the line was ringing. The switch might have been a ringer shut off. Have seen modified telephones on stages at theaters and radio station use

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #400 on: July 17, 2014, 04:54:00 PM »
Switch is a Melco single-line hold unit.
Lamps are wired in parallel, but only one lamp visible in pictures.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #401 on: July 17, 2014, 11:50:05 PM »
and you are the seller??
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #402 on: July 18, 2014, 12:06:16 AM »
Seller is in  Ohio--not me. I just happened to find the listing. It would be helpful if you would  include a link to the ebay listing or at least the item number, rather than just a photo, as a courtesy to others who may not want to search through 11,671 listings to find it.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #403 on: July 19, 2014, 02:54:00 AM »
Ugh!

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EDIT:The discussion that took on a life of its own after this "ugly" phone was posted has been split off and move to its own topic.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2014, 11:10:11 AM by TelePlay »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #404 on: July 23, 2014, 09:05:00 PM »
well, heres another hideous phone.... someone wrecked a perfectly good 302 again!

As an FYI for posterity on this phone, the auction attracted 5 bidders and sold on Jul 21, 2014 for $49.67 plus $13.70 shipping
« Last Edit: July 26, 2014, 07:23:25 AM by TelePlay »
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