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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2016, 07:57:03 PM »
I'd say the phone, it's only a matter of time before someone dropped it down the throne... ;D

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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2016, 08:39:39 PM »
I like the way you think.....

I'd say the phone, it's only a matter of time before someone dropped it down the throne... ;D
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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2016, 08:36:48 AM »
I have actually seen one of these installed in a house I did work in. Outside of the throne-phone, everything else was pink, even the paper! looking back I should have taken a picture and or taken a test drive  :D
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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2016, 08:06:48 PM »
I once bought a house with all brown bathroom fixtures

Every time I used the deep big bathtub or did my business there the phone would ring.

I put a touch tone brown Contempora on the wall.

it was a perfect match for the brown bathroom fixtures

I got this o  ebay and will have it in my hands soon , maybe to install in my current bathrroom as it seems every time I bathe again the phone rings. So it is going here....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262653646491?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

it place is all ready here



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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2016, 08:13:14 PM »
I once bought a house with all brown bathroom fixtures

Every time I used the deep big bathtub or did my business there the phone would ring.

I put a touch tone brown Contempora on the wall.

it was a perfect match for the brown bathroom fixtures

I got this o  ebay and will have it in my hands soon , maybe to install in my current bathrroom as it seems every time I bathe again the phone rings. So it is going here....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262653646491?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

it place is all ready here

Nice phone for good price with reasonable justification. You should put it up for find of the month.
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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2016, 02:30:39 PM »
I remember when those things were the thing for them who had everything.  They have made a steady march through the thrift stores ever since.
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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2016, 08:50:30 AM »
'Nuff Said

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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2016, 10:00:30 AM »
Hmm, putt as you poot........  :o

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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2016, 04:46:11 AM »
Nice phone for good price with reasonable justification. You should put it up for find of the month.
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As it turns out the ITT Trendline is from 1995 from what I can tell, not really that old . I opened it and it is nothing like an older trimline inside. It looks like ITT reverted back to something more like the traditional looking design. As I recall in the late 80s I think these things all had redial buttons on them . The handset weighs about half of a 1980s rotary trimline.

What I did get a great deal on was not vintage but a great test tool.
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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2016, 08:46:04 AM »
As it turns out the ITT Trendline is from 1995 from what I can tell, not really that old . I opened it and it is nothing like an older trimline inside. It looks like ITT reverted back to something more like the traditional looking design. As I recall in the late 80s I think these things all had redial buttons on them . The handset weighs about half of a 1980s rotary trimline.


The original WE Trimline/ITT Trendline/S-C Slenderet/Northern Contempra had a recall button, not a redial.

Recall momentarily opens tip and ring, either to flash the C.O. (call waiting, 3-way calling) or for positive disconnect (to make another call without having to use the switchhook).

Redial usually refers to "last number dialed."
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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2016, 10:08:40 AM »
yes I am aware of that button they ALL had that ,but I mean like this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trimline_telephone
ITT I thought followed the AT&T design changes.

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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2016, 11:08:12 AM »
The newer versions have webcams.

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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2018, 03:25:10 PM »
From experience, I can tell you that phones in a bathroom environment are problematic due to humidity. If you really wish to have a phone in the can, a 554 wall phone is about the most advanced I'd install. If it is a half bath (no tub/shower) you can use something like what is pictured.

Of course a telephone set used in a bathroom will likely be used infrequently and only for short periods, mainly to tell people that you will return their call in a few moments or as a PBX extension for in-home calls.

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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2018, 07:12:18 PM »
Of course a telephone set used in a bathroom will likely be used infrequently and only for short periods, mainly to tell people that you will return their call in a few moments or as a PBX extension for in-home calls.


Depends on the reading material on hand and the comfort of the throne seat of course.
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Re: Seriously? An AM/FM Radio with a Telephone for the Bathroom?
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2018, 11:50:46 PM »
Back in the early 70s, I had a black 554 in the bathroom. Long before cell phones or portable phones. I had 2 roommates & It never failed, if I was in the bathroom & nobody else was home the phone would ring. So I hung the 554, wired it up & resolved the problem.
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