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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #405 on: July 27, 2014, 10:41:03 AM »
Isn't this an awful thing?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321471286384

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EDIT:  photo added, also, FTR: BIN $19.99 plus $10 shipping
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #406 on: July 27, 2014, 12:30:12 PM »
In the state it is right now, but it's not that rare of a phone.

If it was wood, it would actually be pretty cool, if the casing was well done and the plastics were nicely shined.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #407 on: July 27, 2014, 12:57:44 PM »
With the recent few additions, the library has been updated and all phones submitted to date can be see at this link
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #408 on: August 03, 2014, 06:05:53 PM »
Words just can't begin to explain this one . . .

 . . . but it can be yours for BIN $90 plus $15 shipping.

Vintage-BLACK-PINK-Rotary-Dial-Desk-Phone-Western-Electric-1967-Rare-retro

Seller says "Vintage unusual Bell Western Electric C/D 500 telephone with an formed? Cover? With Black and pink stripes has some damage on the back side very neat telephone Please see pictures and ask all questions prior to bidding."
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #409 on: August 03, 2014, 08:21:47 PM »
Words just can't begin to explain this one . . .

You can say that again!

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. . . but it can be yours for BIN $90 plus $15 shipping.

Sure, if they pay me that, I'll take it off their hands!   ;D

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #410 on: August 03, 2014, 09:20:58 PM »
Words just can't begin to explain this one . . .
...how about disgustingly repulsive? ;D
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #411 on: August 03, 2014, 09:28:16 PM »
Perhaps a Cincinnati Bengals fan would like a phone to match the helmet.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #412 on: August 22, 2014, 07:48:18 AM »
I think this phone qualifies for this category . . .
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #413 on: August 22, 2014, 10:03:37 AM »
I think this phone qualifies for this category . . .
You could cut it off of that plate and weld it to a WE stick base, make it a midget candlestick!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #414 on: October 21, 2014, 12:52:44 AM »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #415 on: October 21, 2014, 02:04:04 AM »
That has to be the ugliest design I've seen on a GPO 746, the creator should be sent to bed with no supper!! :o

Looking at some of their other designs though, yeesh, everybody needs to buy up all the unmolested phones and prevent that travesty happening to them... :o

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #416 on: November 08, 2014, 10:11:11 AM »
A different pattern on the same theme made in 1998: "Bug Catching and Breeding Telephone."

I am very familiar with how shag carpeting turns out after a few years of use, I wonder what this phone would look like after a few years, or does one just through it in the washer for a cycle or two to keep it "good as new."

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #417 on: November 08, 2014, 02:25:54 PM »
At least they are using new "junk" phones, not destroying old, real collectible phones ;D
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #418 on: November 09, 2014, 08:48:30 AM »
And then these is this one thanks to a heads up from Doug Rose in a separate topic on the forum.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=13020.0
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #419 on: November 16, 2014, 10:05:15 AM »
I kind of like the end result (and the number card is interesting), even though it's still a phone that fits this topic.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=13079.msg137432#msg137432

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