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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #450 on: January 09, 2013, 12:37:49 PM »
Interesting!  Thanks, guys, from what little you could see of the sets, I couldn't tell...

It's very possible that rural area half way between New York City and Albany wasn't served by New York Telephone, the Bell System company of that part of the country.  Wonder how we could find out for sure?
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #451 on: January 09, 2013, 03:26:19 PM »
The black one looks like an Automatic Electric.1A with a British handset?
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The MBS mike looks like a Western Electric, the CBS and NDC I don't know, and the two unmarked ones look like Turner mikes.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #452 on: January 20, 2013, 07:48:30 PM »
Here's an ivory AE 1A (I think) at about 10:27: link.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #453 on: January 23, 2013, 06:45:04 AM »
More Star Trek pictures, first one is aboard the USS Enterprise (well, they used the USS Ranger for the film, but dressed it up as the Enterprise), an AE type handset from what I can tell, don't get to see the actual phone though... :)

And the 2nd, not technically a phone picture, but, Pacific Bell must have loved the advertising for that shot of Sulu, Scotty and McCoy staring at the yellow pages ad on the wall... :D

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #454 on: February 03, 2013, 01:49:40 AM »
One from the first Back to the Future, Doc Brown's 500, acting as Marty's ear defence with all the clocks chiming at once... ;D

They used a Modular model, but the socket on the back of the phone appears to have been drilled out and a thicker, more flexible (and probably longer) line had been fitted, though as everything in Doc's lab had been modified somehow, it's hardly surprising that got modified too.. :D

Still watching at the moment, so may add a couple more pics... ;D

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #455 on: February 03, 2013, 02:23:59 AM »
1955 stuff from BTTF, the Doc's number in the directory, and I can't help but notice the numbers ending with letters, I'm guessing they're country codes? :D

And the payphone, there is a Bell System sign, but the handset appears to be an AE G-type handset (the transmitter cap gives it away), which I guess wouldn't be right being a Bell payphone... ???

And I just thought I'd add the bit where he tears the page out of the phonebook, probably very frowned upon in the day.... :D

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #456 on: February 03, 2013, 03:08:36 AM »
One more, Chuck's cousin, Marvin Berry, on a 302 while Marty & the band plays "Johnny B. Goode"... ;D

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #457 on: March 18, 2013, 08:09:18 PM »
More Star Trek pictures, first one is aboard the USS Enterprise (well, they used the USS Ranger for the film, but dressed it up as the Enterprise), an AE type handset from what I can tell, don't get to see the actual phone though... :)

And the 2nd, not technically a phone picture, but, Pacific Bell must have loved the advertising for that shot of Sulu, Scotty and McCoy staring at the yellow pages ad on the wall... :D

And to the left of Sulu is a SAC box.... (The big green cabinet)
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #458 on: March 18, 2013, 11:49:52 PM »
And to the left of Sulu is a SAC box.... (The big green cabinet)

Hey, I am not the only one on earth who calls these SAC boxes!? And for extra credit.....who knows what SAC is an acronym for? I assumed that SAC was a GTE term?

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #459 on: March 19, 2013, 02:53:52 AM »
And for extra credit.....who knows what SAC is an acronym for?

I would guess at "Street Access Cabinet", cos it's on a street to give access to the cabinet... :D

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #460 on: March 19, 2013, 11:06:20 AM »
Good logical attempt twocv but keep the guesses coming as yours is incorrect! (Que error buzzer sound here)

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #461 on: March 19, 2013, 11:20:50 AM »
Service Area Crossconnect, or Service Area Cabinet,  I also remember the term SAI used, Service Area Interface.  A lot of techs called them B-Boxes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serving_area_interface

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« Reply #462 on: March 19, 2013, 01:29:52 PM »
Actually it stands for Serving (aka Service) Area Concept (SAC) a system devised by the Bell System as a standard for dividing Wire Centers. The SAC box is equivalent to an IDF in a building where there is a high cap cable that you cross connect from to various other feeders to neighborhoods then to the RAT and ultimately to the drop at the subscribers prem.. I hope this isn't too off topic if so sorry...
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« Reply #463 on: March 20, 2013, 02:26:07 AM »
I was going toad Service Area Concept to Russ's list but then noticed that Cello973 chimed in with that one. That is what I have always known SAC to stand for.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #464 on: April 01, 2013, 02:06:03 PM »
Not strictly in the movies back when the pic was taken, but certainly is now.

No takers eh - its Brad Pitt!
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