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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #435 on: April 28, 2015, 12:01:43 PM »
This makes me either want to laugh or hurl... not sure which.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #436 on: April 28, 2015, 12:05:30 PM »
This makes me either want to laugh or hurl... not sure which.
Is there a way to do both? :P
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #437 on: June 14, 2015, 07:54:59 PM »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #438 on: June 14, 2015, 09:31:52 PM »
This has to be what you end up with when you cross a tribble with a phone!  (only Star Trek fans will understand this comment!)

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #439 on: June 20, 2015, 05:10:19 PM »
Now, this is something not seen in this topic to date. And it already has one bid. Might be hideous, as a phone to some, a neo-classical to others. What is that saying, one person's trash is anther's treasure, something like that. It does have a 4 prong line cord plug so maybe it's old, older, not quite new, all of the above.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Orange-Rotary-Telephone-Made-In-Japan-/311385853391
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #440 on: June 20, 2015, 10:50:21 PM »
I think there was a discussion about this model in the past. Seems to me that there were A LOT of colors available. Maybe it was in the decorator phones area.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #441 on: June 21, 2015, 09:16:40 AM »
Now, this is something not seen in this topic to date. And it already has one bid. Might be hideous, as a phone to some, a neo-classical to others. What is that saying, one person's trash is anther's treasure, something like that. It does have a 4 prong line cord plug so maybe it's old, older, not quite new, all of the above.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Orange-Rotary-Telephone-Made-In-Japan-/311385853391

Obviously, some of us don't consider it a hideous telephone!   ;)
 
It's well covered here:
   http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=8767.msg94135#msg94135
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #442 on: June 21, 2015, 10:23:18 AM »
Probably not quite as hideous as the WE 500 with the AE Spacemaker swivel dial!

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #443 on: June 21, 2015, 10:26:27 AM »
Obviously, some of us don't consider it a hideous telephone!   ;)

Paul, thanks for the link. Having never "collected" them, had no idea of such a topic existed or even how to search for it.

I agree it's not hideous hideous (cute in an interesting sort of way) but it seems to be ergonomically challenged. How does one dial? Put a finger in a hole and begin to turn only to have the phone fall backward a bit and miss-dial? Or is there a 20 pound lead weight in the phone base to keep it "anchored" to whatever it is sitting on? A push button version, if there even is one, would be even more of a problem that way. Or does one have to hold the phone down or pick it up to dial? Curious minds want to know . . .  ;)
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #444 on: June 21, 2015, 11:53:53 AM »
The phone weighs about 4 pounds, which is apparently heavy enough to make one-handed dialing possible.
 
There is also a fold out tab on the bottom, which can be used to provide a bit more stability, if desired.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #445 on: September 04, 2015, 11:52:57 AM »
Here's a painted phone with a lot of stickers:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271901836310
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #446 on: October 26, 2015, 08:44:59 AM »
It's been about two months since the last discovery so it's about time for another, I guess . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Coquette-Black-white-Zebra-brass-rotary-phone-With-Cameo-Rare-Design-/121797792322

This one is attractive, but in a hideous sort of way.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #447 on: October 26, 2015, 01:40:43 PM »
It's been a dreary day.  I needed a laugh, thanks.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #448 on: October 29, 2015, 09:34:55 PM »
Classy or kitschy? I find these German Onyx phones to be way over the top. What phone needs a pillar?! And the other one is just a slap of gemstone with phone parts put on it!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #449 on: October 30, 2015, 04:19:08 PM »
I've always thought that people who put their phone on a pillar have a high regard for it.  Other than that I have no idea!