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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #420 on: October 16, 2012, 11:37:53 AM »
On a side note, if you like 30s-era settings, this one is good, plus it's hilarious!  I usually bypass British sitcoms, but Anita introduced me to this one (her parents are British).  I sometimes have to ask her to translate for me though.  Another good one (but more contemporary) is Doc Martin.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #421 on: October 16, 2012, 03:14:48 PM »
Are the clones the ones made in India?

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Yep, Indian Telephone Industries...

http://www.britishtelephones.com/iti.htm

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #422 on: October 16, 2012, 04:36:14 PM »
Funny but also kinda strange Batman spoof with a middle-aged Adam West (Batman on the old TV series).  I'll offer $20 for the Batphone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RPIcgzB3wk
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #423 on: October 20, 2012, 09:34:53 PM »
I can't watch movies the same way anymore.....I find myself talking to the screen telling Bogart and Bacall to stand the heck more off-frame so I can see the phone better.  I'm telling you folks; it's a disease... ;D

Hi everyone, new to the forum, and rather new to phone collecting. I'm the same way about old radios in movies. In "Hold That Kiss" with Mickey Rooney, I wanted him to get away from that 1938 Zenith 7S261 console radio for a better view.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #424 on: October 21, 2012, 12:10:13 AM »
Hi Mike:

You're not alone......and welcome to the Classic Rotary Telephone Forum!

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #425 on: October 21, 2012, 12:21:55 AM »
Thanks Terry. Very glad to be here! I know one of the members here from an antique radio forum. I'm fascinated by old technology, some of which was contemporary state-of-the-art when I was growing up, particularly some of the phones that are now collectible. Thanks for the welcome!

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« Reply #426 on: October 21, 2012, 12:34:11 AM »
I just searched out all (okay, a lot of them at least) of the stray TV and radio discussions on this forum and put them all here for easy reference.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?board=44.0

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #427 on: October 21, 2012, 02:22:37 AM »
Outstanding! Thanks, AE_Collector!  ;D

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #428 on: October 29, 2012, 02:08:15 PM »
Mad Men season 5, the appearance of a 10-button TT in the Draper residence.  From the time line clue of the Richard Speck murders, it's July of 66.  Don is looking at the phone, wondering if it may become a collector's item some day.  In the SCDP offices, there are still plenty of multi-line rotaries (Peggy has two).
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #429 on: November 01, 2012, 01:55:19 PM »
Does anyone recognize the phone in this photo sent by a web site visitor?  It's a screen shot from "Cabin in the Woods" (2011)

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« Reply #430 on: November 03, 2012, 08:58:42 PM »
Yes. Not a phone. A Ringmaster intercom. At least that is what we called them here. We installed them as rental intercoms. They were called GustavaRing on the unit themselves and they had a main control box to run them. There were 10 and 20 station models. The one pictured has the handset option which was rare here.

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« Reply #431 on: November 03, 2012, 10:21:57 PM »
Thanks Terry.

The film was shot in Vancouver, so it makes sense.

There doesn't seem to be info on the internet.  Ring Communications in NY comes up, but doesn't show a similar product.  Are they from a local supplier?
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #432 on: November 07, 2012, 03:25:59 AM »
I don't know where we got them from. I assumed that they were made in Europe somewhere. I kept one or two stations but no control units after originally having 3 or 4 controls and at least 20 stations. Screwed up again ....

I recall that movie now that you mention it. I didn't notice the intercom though. Maybe that station used to be one of mine!

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« Reply #433 on: November 12, 2012, 03:13:44 PM »
DId anyone catch the old Western Electric 500 featured prominently in this weeks episode of The Walking Dead?

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« Reply #434 on: November 19, 2012, 01:40:28 AM »
I saw this on TV so I looked it up on Youtube and got a capture.  The wall phone in the kitchen looks like an intercom, but I'm not sure if it's patterned after something real, like the D1s they're using.  I do like that ivory receiver.  Plenty of boring ol' D1s with E1 handsets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-qo90NWv2s
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