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« Reply #675 on: April 20, 2016, 05:37:23 PM »
Eddie Albert held the WE 1011G type test set upside down on the Green Acres TV show.  The dial is behind the receiver, not the transmitter.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #676 on: April 20, 2016, 11:25:11 PM »
That is Nita Talbot he is speaking with in the clip opening.  She appeared in 2 episodes in 1960 and 62.  I guess covering both ears kept stack from being distracted.  :)
He started by talking first.

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« Reply #677 on: April 21, 2016, 01:35:57 AM »
During a Telephone Company Strike/Lockout here in the late 1970's the newspaper interviewed the company President out taking care of business while we were on the picket line. They took his picture and put it in the paper supposedly talking on his test set but....you guessed it, upside down. Good of him to do his part to keep our morale up like that!

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« Reply #678 on: April 27, 2016, 07:13:51 PM »
TCM had Grand Hotel on this week and I thought of this thread when the film opened.  Aren't those AE phones pictured as each star takes a turn on a phone?  MGM must've had a long running relationship with AE.

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« Reply #679 on: May 15, 2016, 12:23:50 AM »
Just ran across an "out of place" phone. On the German show „Großstadtrevier”, based in Hamburg, just saw the police investigators entering a home and there hanging on the wall is a nice Black 2554 series phone.  Not what I would have expected in a German home...
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« Reply #680 on: May 15, 2016, 01:00:24 PM »
Are you sure it isn't a Russian copy of a 2554?

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« Reply #681 on: May 15, 2016, 03:47:54 PM »
I don't know. I wasn't aware of a Russian copy of the 2554. Regardless, it seems out of place in Hamburg. It's not a Siemens which would be more appropriate for Hamburg...

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« Reply #682 on: May 15, 2016, 06:38:55 PM »
I was just thinking of a time when they would copy stuff made in the United States, then claim they invented it first.  I don't know if they did that with telephones or not, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did!

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« Reply #683 on: May 15, 2016, 08:55:19 PM »
Maybe the homeowner is a classic phone collector.

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« Reply #684 on: June 03, 2016, 02:20:22 PM »
From The Rockford Files, Season 5, Episode 7. This is the first appearance of a 1500 in this show that I know about!
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« Reply #685 on: June 03, 2016, 02:33:52 PM »
Here's another shot, this one of a 2500 on Becker's desk. Anyone know why there's a 2-piece faceplate on this one?
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« Reply #686 on: June 03, 2016, 03:43:28 PM »
That looks like gaffers tape on either side of the keypad.  I'd bet it would be to cut the amount of reflection from the faceplate.
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« Reply #687 on: June 03, 2016, 03:49:08 PM »
It looks like some kind of black tape was put on the faceplate on either side to cut down glare. Maybe this was one of the shiny faceplates we covered in that thread a while back? I guess if they had painted it, the phone number would have been covered up. It was definitely a cheap and dirty job. Similar to what they do to cars to cut down the reflections.

I saw a 1965 Pontiac Tempest convertible on Gidget the other day that had black tape on the chrome on the door vent window and some of it was coming off. They opened the door and it probably caused a reflection, so someone came out with some "gaffer's tape" to the rescue. That's what they called it back when I had a year of Design and Production, right out of high school in the late 1970s. I see 19and41 called it the same thing.

And speaking of phones in TV, I was totally impressed this afternoon on Green Acres when Hooterville Telephone Company installed a candlestick in Oliver's law office and they actually used a subset on the wall. Since there was only the one phone, Lisa had to throw it across the room if it was for one of the lawyers.
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« Reply #688 on: June 03, 2016, 04:12:53 PM »
Gaffer's tape= Duct tape of the lively arts.
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« Reply #689 on: June 03, 2016, 04:51:48 PM »
I used to use Krylon Dulling Spray to reduce reflections.  It never dried so you could clean it right off.
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