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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2010, 11:12:04 AM »
Remco:

Interesting. Any markings at the bottom?
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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2010, 11:19:19 AM »
Remco:

Interesting. Any markings at the bottom?

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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2010, 11:24:12 AM »
A phone should also be able to be picked up and placed into working position with one motion. This phone obviously has to be maneuvered after it is picked up.
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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2010, 01:05:06 PM »
Again, I agree Dan. The picture of the ladies hand appears to be hanging up as she could not put her thumb & pinky in the position it is with the handset on the cradle. Looks very awkward to use but is still interesting, especially the leather one ;D
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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2010, 01:23:02 PM »
Like some Italian design it's not about function as much as it is about form.  This phone pretty much breaks all the design rules of the Dreyfuss firm who crafted the WE 500, but hey it does it wearing leather and looking oh so chic. ;)

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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2010, 02:40:30 PM »
Answering it is really not as cumbersome as you might think.  The ridge on the end of the handset provides a sure grip and it's relatively easy to slide the hand down the handset while picking it up.  I'm sure that after using it regularly for a while it would become second nature.

BTW -- The leather phone also came in RED!

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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2010, 02:48:49 PM »
darn! Gotta have one in Red Leather ;D
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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2010, 04:14:45 PM »
Remco:

Maybe you can have yours upgraded to leather.  ;D ;D
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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2010, 04:47:23 PM »
I would like to see a video of someone with short, fat fingers wearing a ring dialing one of these :).

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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2010, 04:48:08 PM »
Answering it is really not as cumbersome as you might think.  The ridge on the end of the handset provides a sure grip and it's relatively easy to slide the hand down the handset while picking it up.  I'm sure that after using it regularly for a while it would become second nature.

BTW -- The leather phone also came in RED!



Hello Paul,

Do you have any documentation about this phone?
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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2010, 07:08:56 PM »

Do you have any documentation about this phone?


Sorry, I don't believe so.  If I find anything, I'll let you know.

ITT had an Own-A-Phone program in the US -- similar to WE's Design Line products.  There must be documentation on that somewhere, and it might include the Jewel Box.  Perhaps someone in the group can provide a copy.  It would be a great addition to your site.
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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2010, 12:18:01 AM »
it wobbles a bit with that one foot missing dont it
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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2010, 05:35:25 PM »
Harry,

There's also a leather set in GREEN!  (The leather is quite dark green.)

I wonder if they also did leather covers in yellow and blue.

The coiled cord has a strange cross section. 

Remco: Was this a common cord style in Europe?
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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2010, 07:42:42 PM »

Remco: Was this a common cord style in Europe?


No, it's not. I haven't seen it before.
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Re: "Jewel Box" by Face Standard Italy
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2010, 08:54:34 AM »
Green too :-\
Very cool cord, I have never seen anything like that. Are these in your collection?
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