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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #675 on: September 14, 2018, 09:16:14 AM »
« Last Edit: September 14, 2018, 12:19:53 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #676 on: September 15, 2018, 09:46:36 PM »
phone clocks now!

For those who like to keep their calls short.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #677 on: September 15, 2018, 11:46:46 PM »
Not a phone but discusting just the same.
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Offline shortrackskater

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #678 on: September 16, 2018, 08:09:37 PM »
They killed it! How horrible. It's been "bookended."  :-\
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #679 on: September 16, 2018, 08:50:13 PM »
At least it's not an E1 handset.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #680 on: September 16, 2018, 10:11:33 PM »
Oh my god, how could someone do that to a classic such as a 202!! That clown should be cut in half and made into door stops. It truly escapes me how people can take these old gems, and make them worthless.
Art, truly is art, but this! Ain't art, it's an atrocity.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #681 on: September 17, 2018, 06:10:32 PM »
I think they're bookends but may as well be doorstops or paperweights. Yes agree... what, who, why would anyone think of doing this??? 
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Offline andre_janew

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #682 on: September 18, 2018, 06:52:43 PM »
Would you feel any better if they did it with a cheap Asian knock-off of a Trimline phone?

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #683 on: September 18, 2018, 07:48:50 PM »
Would you feel any better if they did it with a cheap Asian knock-off of a Trimline phone?

Yes! Or maybe whack one of those Crosley "authentic" pay phones and you can hold larger books!
Mark J.

Online Jim Stettler

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #684 on: December 28, 2018, 07:53:22 PM »
Here is one that only made it halfway thru the lampmaker shop. They sprayed it gold but didn't convert it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Western-Electric-302-Bell-System-Old-Phone-Telephone-Plastic-Painted-Gold/123568502637

I  knew an older lady that liked to buy things at yard sales and spray them gold, Flowers, wreaths, mirrors, throw pillows, furniture  ect. It didn't matter. they all got sprayed gold. In retrospect I should of given her a complete-looking  old parts phone to paint. She would of loved this telephone.

I don't,
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« Last Edit: December 28, 2018, 08:16:17 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #685 on: December 28, 2018, 10:30:34 PM »
That'd make an entertaining restoration project.  Kind of like breaking open a geode to see what's inside.
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Offline Butch Harlow

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #686 on: December 28, 2018, 11:03:42 PM »
45.00!! I wouldn't pay 4 or 5 dollars for that mess. Well, maybe 4 but not 5.
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Offline RotarDad

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #687 on: December 29, 2018, 02:48:29 AM »
I believe that 302 belonged to Auric Goldfinger.....  Phones in bright colors that supposedly belonged to bad guys can fetch large sums at auction......  $45 may be a steal... ;D
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #688 on: December 29, 2018, 11:25:49 AM »
Here is a flashy embellished phone for $69.09 plus shipping. Note it is missing some jewels on the touchpad

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Phone-Western-Electric-Pink-Push-Button-Corded-Telephone-At-T-Embellished-Flashy/113501848762
« Last Edit: December 29, 2018, 01:02:10 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #689 on: December 29, 2018, 12:59:39 PM »
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Arthur C. Clarke