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Offline Fabius

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Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« on: December 27, 2017, 11:17:38 PM »
Appears to me to be a novelty device that someone has added a Southern Bell Sticker. Notice the hand has a wedding band on the finger. I have to hand it to them, that's a nice touch.  I have that sticker. Someone found a bunch of them 20? years ago and I bought a couple.I'm going to keep an arm's distance from this item.

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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 11:55:28 PM »
I have to hand it to them, that's a nice touch. I'm going to keep an arm's distance from this item.

Hee hee hee... ;D

The second one was a little on the nose. The first one was pretty good--I didn't get that it was a pun at first, but I was able to put my finger on it eventually! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 02:14:31 AM »
Looks like a handy gadget.................................. ................

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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 06:10:35 AM »
Nice artifact. I've seen similar and much smaller boxes that do the same thing, lid pops open and a hand comes out to flip the switch off, but not for some time.

At $600, a bit pricey for a novelty but who knows, just takes one "gottohaveitnow" buyer to close the deal.
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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 07:08:48 AM »
That must be one of those early auto-dialer devices where the arm reaches out of the box and dials the phone next to it.  I have to hand it to the engineers who designed it ;D  This device was married to another device which answered incoming calls, hence the wedding band  :D

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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 07:22:50 AM »
I think that this model might have also come with the 'hold' feature.  It you give it the handset, it will hold it for you ;)  These devices were featured in a 1964 television series.


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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 09:10:11 AM »
Can someone say...Adams Family?

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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 10:19:11 AM »
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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 12:07:33 PM »
Looks Like someone from the Grace Brothers Display Department!
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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 02:43:40 PM »
"They are out there . . . "

     https://youtu.be/wlslwdB9Z4g  ($50)

     https://youtu.be/eLtUB8ncEnA  ($21)

Something for someone who has almost everything . . .   

The $51 "Do not touch" box is quite the toy.
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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 02:13:57 AM »
Oh Brother...... $600.00 for a novelty device?? Seriously people....
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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 02:52:11 AM »
Imagine being charged an arm and a leg for this, but only getting an arm in the box.....   ;D

I bought my son a "useless box" kit a couple years ago for Christmas.  The darn thing does bring a smile to your face....
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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 10:43:52 AM »
I do agree that the "useless box" seems pretty fun, but for me, the fun would last about 2 minutes before I got bored.
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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 11:20:04 AM »
I do agree that the "useless box" seems pretty fun, but for me, the fun would last about 2 minutes before I got bored.

I think I got my links a bit wrong. This "Advanced Useless Box" should keep you from getting bored for at least 10 minutes . . .  ;)

Here's the video of this interactive box.

     https://youtu.be/eLtUB8ncEnA

And, the simple useless box could be improved by placing a rubber or latex finger over that metal "pustuff; to make it look more real, a more like real Thing box.

As for $600 for the topic subject, it might be the round sticker that bumped the price up by $550 . . .
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Re: Now is the Time To Arm Yourself!
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2017, 12:19:55 PM »
If I read the description correct, it was made either by or for Southern Bell. So the sticker wasn't just added if I read it correct.

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