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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #405 on: April 08, 2012, 10:33:17 PM »
Here's a 660A1 Card Dialer dressed up as a futuristic Picturephone in The Duplicate Man, a 1965 episode from the original Outer Limits TV show.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #406 on: April 09, 2012, 01:47:29 PM »
Professor Irwin Baxter (Harold Gould) takes a call on a 2565-style keyset while lying flat on his back in a parking lot in the 1976 disaster parody film The Big Bus.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #407 on: April 09, 2012, 02:20:24 PM »
Quite comical as what were the chances that someone had a hundred feet or more of Amphenoled extension cable on hand to move the key set out to the parking lot!

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #408 on: April 10, 2012, 01:28:26 PM »
Alice Gilligan (Jo Ann Pflug) and Albert T Hopfnagel (Peter Sellers) have it out in his office at fictional Vista Vue Hospital in the 1972 comedy Where Does it Hurt?  On the desk is a nice 662A1 keyset Card Dialer.

This movie has never been released in the U.S. on DVD, and the source material for these pictures is unfortunately of a lower quality.

The hospital scenes were actually filmed at Memorial Hospital (now Brotman Medical Center) in Culver City, CA, about one mile from my house.  Where Does it Hurt? is fairly obscure, and has occasionally been referred to as the worst movie that Peter Sellers ever made.  As demented as I seem to be, I thought it was hilarious.  So there!
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #409 on: April 11, 2012, 06:55:57 PM »
Linefinders in action (looped repeatedly in this image) in Pulse, an eerie 1988 movie about the power grid going berserk and becoming homicidal.  Not to be confused with an even eerier 2006 movie of the same title.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #410 on: June 05, 2012, 05:41:03 AM »
Sorry if this has been already posted.

Here are some photos of the British Pyramid Phone:

Lucy Movie - isn't that ironic?
Dial "M" For Murder

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #411 on: August 21, 2012, 05:07:17 PM »
Hah -- I guess the previous post was a good one to follow up. Here are two shots from 1949's Whisky Galore!

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #412 on: September 22, 2012, 10:13:27 AM »
So what's the set in this mock-up? LOL
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #413 on: September 22, 2012, 12:20:34 PM »
I've seen that on here before, maybe in the phones in movies or on TV thread? It's a "Data Phone" isn't it? :)

It looks like an Early AE 1A in brass with the tall cradle and externally mounted dial to me.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #414 on: September 22, 2012, 01:18:28 PM »
It's from Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Phantasms", where Data is testing out a dreaming program, I showed a similar picture before (along with another)... :)

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=312.msg72312#msg72312

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #415 on: September 22, 2012, 02:20:16 PM »
Ah as I suspected, the old phones in movies discussion. Fasten your seatbelts, we're taking a short trip to that thread. That is a neat picture for us old phone folks isn't it!

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #416 on: October 15, 2012, 11:38:22 PM »
Don't know what it is, but I want one!

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #417 on: October 16, 2012, 12:38:15 AM »
GPO 332 (give or take)! Our UK members will confirm if I am correct or if it is some other 3xx model? I have a green one and several in black bakelite.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #418 on: October 16, 2012, 07:41:30 AM »
Yep, it's an Ivory 300 series GPO phone, got to watch out when hunting for one to not mistake an ITI clone for the real thing though, they're rather low quality phones and always claim to be GPO hardware when they aren't... :)

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #419 on: October 16, 2012, 10:30:58 AM »
Are the clones the ones made in India?

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