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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #465 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 #466 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 #467 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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« Reply #468 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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« Reply #469 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #470 on: April 25, 2013, 11:46:03 AM »
Haven't read this whole thread though yet.
But here is one of my favorite movie clips of all times, and my only youtube upload:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz28Fk4h2G0


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« Reply #471 on: April 25, 2013, 12:09:40 PM »
Funny.  In the Daffy Duck picture above, it looks like the pay phone, otherwise very accurately portrayed, does not have a switch hook.

However, when horizontally flipped, the pic makes more sense. What's weird is that the original pic is not flipped, I just confirmed that from the cartoon's original video.
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« Reply #472 on: April 25, 2013, 12:25:57 PM »
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #473 on: April 25, 2013, 03:25:16 PM »
Funny.  In the Daffy Duck picture above, it looks like the pay phone, otherwise very accurately portrayed, does not have a switch hook.

However, when horizontally flipped, the pic makes more sense. What's weird is that the original pic is not flipped, I just confirmed that from the cartoon's original video.

I guess they had the switch hook on the other side (7:24).  Was there such a thing as a non-dial payphone like that?
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #474 on: April 25, 2013, 04:03:16 PM »
Funny.  In the Daffy Duck picture above, it looks like the pay phone, otherwise very accurately portrayed, does not have a switch hook.

However, when horizontally flipped, the pic makes more sense. What's weird is that the original pic is not flipped, I just confirmed that from the cartoon's original video.

I guess they had the switch hook on the other side (7:24).  Was there such a thing as a non-dial payphone like that?

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #475 on: April 25, 2013, 06:40:17 PM »
Slightly different, this was on TV news:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzNcnqJ6qgQ
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #476 on: April 25, 2013, 07:00:24 PM »
Nice Kellogg

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #477 on: April 25, 2013, 07:39:36 PM »
Matt Helm - The Wrecking Crew(1969)

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« Reply #478 on: April 25, 2013, 08:24:33 PM »
Yes. The 1912 50-A did not even have a hole for a dial. Later models could be equipped with a dial or not, up to and including single slots.

Which presumably led to the introduction of the instruction card used to cover up unused dial and/or transmitter mounting holes.

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« Reply #479 on: April 27, 2013, 10:57:14 AM »
Nice Kellogg
I saw that and wonder who is the lucky person to get that phone?  It will probably be donated to some museum or something where it won't be used.  HOOK THAT BABY UP!

And for the subject of this thread ... Since I began collecting phones and giving them as gifts to family members, I notice phones in movies all the time.  My daughter laughs at me.  The worse came just a few weeks ago when I went to the local high school musical of 'Annie' with her.  I found myself checking out the phone they used onstage for Daddy Warbucks.  I noted that they used a black Crosley 302 reproduction (and like someone else stated above, the ring didn't match the model).  So I pointed this out to my daughter that they didn't make those till 1937 and this musical takes place in 1933 and how they should have found a 202 instead.  My daughter just looked at me thoughtfully, then remarked that my father lives on in me and how he'd be proud that I knew that.  That comment made me stop and think .... he does live on in me, and if he'd had been there with us, he'd have made the same comment, too.  LOL
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