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Interesting Article on Henry Dreyfuss
« on: December 22, 2009, 09:40:55 PM »
I was just reading some of the "Singing Wires" online newsletters and came across the attached interesting article on Henry Dreyfuss. Great picture of him on the cover of Forbes Magazine, too.

-Matt
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Re: Interesting Article on Henry Dreyfuss
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 01:43:20 AM »
I was just reading some of the "Singing Wires" online newsletters and came across the attached interesting article on Henry Dreyfuss. Great picture of him on the cover of Forbes Magazine, too.

-Matt

Sorry, a bit off topic, but I was doing some phone research the other day and my sister was asking me about it.  And I said I was researching phones and about Henry Dreyfuss, blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda.

So anyways, later on Richard Dreyfuss was on TV, and she asked "Isn't that the guy who designed those phones?" and I just laughed!
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: Interesting Article on Henry Dreyfuss
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 06:02:18 AM »
Now that's funny !!!

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Re: Interesting Article on Henry Dreyfuss
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 02:21:01 PM »
Tell her No! That was his Brother, you know the one that said; "we are going to need a bigger phone..."
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Re: Interesting Article on Henry Dreyfuss
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 02:33:49 PM »
Quote from: Dan/Panther
"we are going to need a bigger phone..."

 :D Actually, when I was doing searches on Ebay for "Henry Dreyfuss" I had to do advanced searches that blocked the words "Richard" "Jaws" and "Close Encounters", and also "Crosley", the company who makes those repro phones and always advertises them on Ebay as "Dreyfuss" phones. >:( ;)

By the way, that article is a really good general intro to Dryfuss and his work, plus it has some interesting info on how Dreyfuss approached the designs of the 302s and 500s. 8)
-Matt

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Re: Interesting Article on Henry Dreyfuss
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 12:40:54 AM »
Don't forget my favorite movie with Richard in it.  American Graffiti!!!
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Re: Interesting Article on Henry Dreyfuss
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 02:58:31 AM »
Quote from: AtomicEraTom
Don't forget my favorite movie with Richard in it.  American Graffiti!!!

How could I forget? Great movie! Hmm. I might just have to watch it again with a fresh eye for classic phones... ;)
-Matt

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Re: Interesting Article on Henry Dreyfuss
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 03:04:39 AM »
Actually it was Roy Scheider who uttered the line "You're going to need a bigger boat". 
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Re: Interesting Article on Henry Dreyfuss
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 04:02:48 AM »
     Speaking of Henry, I found this in my pictures. I think that's someone's holy grail sitting on that table.
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Re: Interesting Article on Henry Dreyfuss
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 04:56:56 AM »
Yep. That's a great picture. Here's the source:

http://tinyurl.com/Henry-Dreyfuss-WE-500

Can I have that phone for Xmas? Pretty please? ;)
-Matt