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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #465 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 #466 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 #467 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 #468 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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« Reply #469 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 #470 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 #471 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #472 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #473 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 #474 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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« Reply #475 on: April 07, 2013, 02:20:42 PM »
An old Daffy Duck cartoon from the 40s, The Commando:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=h0SNoIrm61w&NR=1
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #476 on: April 10, 2013, 09:57:24 PM »
Walking Dead finale, what"s Merle doing with the Old 500 set?    Okay he's using the cords to tie up Michonne.  Notice that Rick was going to use CAT-3 before he chickened out.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #477 on: April 10, 2013, 10:28:30 PM »
     While watching a new episode of "Bomb Girls tonight, I saw something new (to me).

     While I have seen many scissor-mounts for CS phones, I have never seen one like the one on this show: it held what appeared to be, from a distance, under low light (blackout!), a 302/AE40 desk set.

 ;)My guess would be an NE 302?, being as the show is set in Canada...

     Sorry I have no vid to screen capture capability.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #478 on: April 11, 2013, 09:36:04 AM »
That type of scissor mount has a tray on it to set the phone on, rather than the usual clamp tp hold the shaft of a candlestick phone.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #479 on: April 12, 2013, 12:07:40 AM »
That type of scissor mount has a tray on it to set the phone on, rather than the usual clamp tp hold the shaft of a candlestick phone.

     Yes, that's the very type I saw.

      I'll have to hunt around, see if I can find any pictures, etc., of one.

      I can't help but wonder if the desk sets weren't fastened down to the tray, to prevent them from being accidentally pulled off.

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