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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #480 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #481 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #482 on: April 25, 2013, 12:25:57 PM »
"Did you know that the germs can come through the wires?"
Of course - they are called Internet Viruses :) The lady is a bit disturbed, isn't she? They're coming to take her away, Ha, Ha!
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #483 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 #484 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?

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.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #485 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 #486 on: April 25, 2013, 07:00:24 PM »
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #487 on: April 25, 2013, 07:39:36 PM »
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #488 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 #489 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #490 on: April 27, 2013, 01:07:18 PM »
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

That's quite a compliment!

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #491 on: August 22, 2013, 08:59:20 AM »
After seeing some photos of the Rauland Amplicall on this forum, I said to myself, "Wow! That looks awfully familiar!" And I immediately knew where I knew it from...

A modified version of this was used in the Star Trek 1st Pilot episode, The Cage. See if you agree...





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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #492 on: August 22, 2013, 05:09:54 PM »
I just had a look about on the forum, and yes, that does indeed look like an Amplicall (not heard of that before today though!!), I'll have to watch The Cage again, just to be sure... :D

Link to an Amplicall thread:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=548.0

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #493 on: September 28, 2013, 01:15:06 AM »
A pretty little line up of three British phones in Foyle's War (episode "Eagle Day").
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #494 on: September 28, 2013, 03:26:43 AM »
A pretty little line up of three British phones in Foyle's War (episode "Eagle Day").

Interesting! I seem to remember those from a more recent episode of Dr. Who, with David Tenant Matt Smith, where he was working with Churchill to defeat Daleks. There was that line up of phones on one end of the large war room table and several black phones on the other end.

I'll see if I can find it this weekend.

Found it: "Victory of the Daleks" Series 5, Episode 3

A lot more phones that I first remembered. Unfortunately, the camera shot for a scene many times does not catch the front of the phone, in any part of the episode. This episode also included old operator headsets. Here are a few screen captures.
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