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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #630 on: October 13, 2017, 09:38:21 PM »
A Reg'lar harvest of good taste.  :D
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #631 on: October 14, 2017, 09:05:21 AM »
I think this belongs here?

I made the same mistake a long time ago thinking it was a hack home brew project. Yes, may be hideous but it is actually a "Periscope" style phone by TeleConcepts.

paul-f has them posted on his site:

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they are different but it was the 70s and they were different and there must have been a market. They show up on eBay every so often.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #632 on: October 14, 2017, 09:19:20 AM »
Neat! Thanks for the info :) should I leave it or edit my post?

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #633 on: October 14, 2017, 09:36:24 AM »
Neat! Thanks for the info :) should I leave it or edit my post?

I would leave it. Nothing wrong at looking at a "good" hideous phone. :)
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #634 on: October 14, 2017, 10:39:10 AM »
Neat! Thanks for the info :) should I leave it or edit my post?

Leave it. I just replied so people can learn, as I did years ago about TeleConcept phones.

I left my post up around page 15 where I made the same call. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and profit is in the pocket of the company who sees a need and produces an item that sells well. And in some cases, really hideous phones are almost collectible since they are rare, as is this one. I haven't seen a Periscope on eBay of years.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #635 on: October 16, 2017, 03:00:21 PM »
More stuff seen online.

Haha, I've seen these around. Tacky as heck, and they seem to be "marketing" to very specific audiences. A blue jays fan looking for a rotary phone with blue jays colours? I'm not convinced.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #636 on: October 17, 2017, 11:00:17 PM »
I made the same mistake a long time ago thinking it was a hack home brew project. Yes, may be hideous but it is actually a "Periscope" style phone by TeleConcepts.

I always sort of compared the TeleConcept phones with the ATC phones and wondered what the designers at TeleConcepts were smoking.....

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #637 on: January 15, 2018, 02:13:26 PM »
As my first post I give you a hideous phone! https://www.ebay.com/itm/142587704670 $75 for this monstrosity.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #638 on: January 15, 2018, 07:17:56 PM »
The stars almost distract from the fact its missing its face plate.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #639 on: January 16, 2018, 02:00:19 PM »
Who said faceplates are overrated?






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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #640 on: January 17, 2018, 03:21:24 PM »
Ah, but Beauty is in the Eye of the Beer Holder!

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #641 on: January 17, 2018, 04:03:36 PM »
Who said faceplates are overrated?


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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #642 on: January 18, 2018, 11:45:59 AM »
As my first post I give you a hideous phone! https://www.ebay.com/itm/142587704670 $75 for this monstrosity.

Thanks for the post and welcome to the Forum.

Hopefully, you'll make many more posts and share some photos of phones in your collection.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #643 on: July 26, 2018, 04:53:36 AM »
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A sleepless night resulted in me finding these on ETSY...Oh my!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #644 on: July 26, 2018, 05:05:28 AM »
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A sleepless night resulted in me finding these on ETSY...Oh my!

That first one could give you nightmares!
But at least the Christian Kirks phone still has it's dial underneath that jewellery, there's still hope for someone saving it....
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