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Offline AL_as_needed

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #645 on: July 27, 2018, 10:04:14 AM »
I have seen rotary locks to prevent calls made out from a phone, but a few cacti....now thats a real toll saver!
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #646 on: September 13, 2018, 06:34:48 PM »
It may not be a valuable collectible but this poor phone has suffered a lot. Not only did they make it a lamp they added a wierd disembodied hand to it! Then to add insult to injury they call it a Cell Phone Holder!! OMG! The only way to make it worse would be to bedazzle it!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163237794479
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #647 on: September 13, 2018, 06:36:25 PM »
A groove cut into a two by four would do just as well.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #648 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 #649 on: September 15, 2018, 09:46:36 PM »
phone clocks now!

For those who like to keep their calls short.
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Offline oldguy

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #650 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 #651 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 #652 on: September 16, 2018, 08:50:13 PM »
At least it's not an E1 handset.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #653 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 #654 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 #655 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 #656 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.

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #657 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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Offline 19and41

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #658 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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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #659 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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