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Offline Kenton K

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #420 on: November 16, 2014, 02:21:20 AM »
I would buy it, give it to a fellow phone collector just to see his reaction.



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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #421 on: November 16, 2014, 03:35:53 AM »
how would you restore it??

Take it apart, soak the affected parts in soapy water, wait 'til the glue is softened, then peel off the cr@p until everything's removed, then give it a wash... :)

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #422 on: November 16, 2014, 08:48:16 AM »
OMG! now, I've seen everything.... who would do this to a telephone? if you obtained this, how would you restore it?? I'm not sure, but steaming looks like an option!

Why would anyone want to "restore" it?
What is the purpose of that?  Someone spend time and created something, in their view, artistic, and it has just as much right to exist as anything else.  There are plenty of other phones you can "restore".
If it were your kid's art class project, would you still wash it all off ?
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #423 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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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #424 on: November 16, 2014, 11:03:37 AM »
Why would anyone want to "restore" it?

Same reason they'd restore anything else, it's about the phone's originality, not the Blue Peter artwork with sticky back plastic and newspaper (see Youtube for an explanation)... :)

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #425 on: November 16, 2014, 11:38:13 AM »
It just screams STEAMPUNK!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #426 on: November 16, 2014, 11:41:55 AM »
How are you supposed to answer the phone with out impaling your palm on the antlers?
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #427 on: November 16, 2014, 11:57:36 AM »
That's just part of the experience!

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #428 on: November 16, 2014, 01:32:14 PM »
How are you supposed to answer the phone with out impaling your palm on the antlers?

It probably isn't meant to be used.  No cords. 
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #429 on: November 16, 2014, 01:36:50 PM »
Remember, it's "artwork."

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #430 on: November 16, 2014, 01:38:13 PM »
You never know...it could be a 1937 Yale Blue or Medium Brown original 302 with a seamless handset just waiting to be uncovered!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #431 on: November 16, 2014, 02:04:12 PM »
Remember, it's "artwork."

Ben

It's what my wife and I call "Artsy Fartsy"
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #432 on: November 16, 2014, 03:40:11 PM »
It's what my wife and I call "Artsy Fartsy"

What I call it isn't suitable for this forum... ;D

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #433 on: November 18, 2014, 04:30:23 AM »
got you guys going...now, because it could have been someones art project, would you leave it as-is and replace the cords, and get a dial tone out of it.... or what? this is the first time I've ever seen a 302 redone this way.... after restoring so many of these and seeing how beautiful the actual phone really is.... I'm not sure what I would do.... do you think someone who owned a restaurant, who has a "antique" and "Vintage" interior would buy something like this to show off? or even have in use at the cash register?   its an interesting piece none the less....
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #434 on: November 18, 2014, 05:15:06 AM »
would you leave it as-is and replace the cords, and get a dial tone out of it....

This is assuming all the internals are there and complete, and in working order. And you still have the problem of picking up the handset without hurting it, or oneself, when the phone "rings," of course. Could need a lot more than cords. Interior pictures would be nice.