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Offline andre_janew

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #450 on: February 14, 2015, 12:56:10 PM »
That last one has something called a mock rotary dial.  It is a push button phone, but the buttons are round and arranged in a circular fashion to make it look somewhat like a rotary dial.  They will even include a finger stop to further enhance the illusion.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #451 on: February 14, 2015, 02:18:22 PM »
That last one has something called a mock rotary dial.  It is a push button phone, but the buttons are round and arranged in a circular fashion to make it look somewhat like a rotary dial.  They will even include a finger stop to further enhance the illusion.

Yeah, those push-button "retro-style" phones make me nauseous. 
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #452 on: February 15, 2015, 08:46:59 AM »
Just listed, this one hurts my eyes. To each his own, I guess. Good thing only one photo was posted, (lessens the hurt).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-Painted-Telephone-Western-Electric-/131429917483

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #453 on: February 15, 2015, 01:52:55 PM »
According to the seller, this phone works.  It isn't just a work of art like that 302 we saw earlier.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #454 on: February 27, 2015, 07:35:26 PM »
If it rang, could you find it? To me, it seems like a well done camouflage job . . . , but not worth the $150 BIN plus $12 shipping, maybe?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-hand-decorated-decoupaged-rotary-phone-art-deco-/221702905633

The seller has at least 7 of these for sale, each at $150, and from the lack of cords, none of them working (handset holes are covered up, anyway).
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #455 on: February 28, 2015, 09:30:53 AM »
Well, I sort of like this 302 with a groovy paint job, but thought others might not.

My apologies if anyone else spotted this and posted it already, but 29 pages of posts in this thread is too much to read for this newbie.   :)
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #456 on: February 28, 2015, 12:42:08 PM »
This following link has also been posted at the top of the first post of this topic for easy finding, as the pages of this topic grow.


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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #457 on: April 06, 2015, 02:27:42 PM »
From the TCI Listserv.  From the thumbnail on ebay, I thought it might have been a variant of the Patio Phone set.
 
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #458 on: April 06, 2015, 05:21:12 PM »
That's an uncommon microwave antenna.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #459 on: April 23, 2015, 08:03:29 AM »
Seller claims this frankenphone is not a reproduction and wants a BIN $460 plus shipping. Looks like the dial and the receiver came from the same repro stick.

"Antique Wall Phone with Hand Crank - Definitely Not A Reproduction"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Wall-Phone-with-Hand-Crank-Definitely-Not-A-Reproduction-/251931013054

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #460 on: April 23, 2015, 08:35:24 AM »
That same transmitter is on Doug's GEC stick, or the triangle on it is, at least.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #461 on: April 23, 2015, 03:12:44 PM »
That connector is an English one.I suspect the fingerwheel is a Indian one on a later plastic version of a #12 dial.rec looks like indian fake to me also.Union Telephone transmitter, parts from everywhere

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #462 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 #463 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 #464 on: June 14, 2015, 07:54:59 PM »