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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #690 on: July 29, 2016, 09:19:52 PM »
Mason seemed to wear a hat pretty often in that first season.  I always thought it funny that a wealthy attorney had both a Ford retractable and a Cadillac convertible.  I guess the retractable was nudging Cadillac's price range.  There were plenty of older payphones shown in the early episodes.
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« Reply #691 on: August 08, 2016, 02:22:45 PM »
I've been watching the old series Danger UXB on YouTube.  The program is peppered with old phones, and some close ups of a payphone at the officers' mess.

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« Reply #692 on: November 05, 2016, 04:57:40 PM »
Apologies if this has been done somewhere before, but if it has then I haven't found it!

I was watching the BBC's comedy drama 'Love Nina' the other day and noticed that a nice ivory 700 series wall phone is prominent in a lot of the scenes. So this got me to thinking are there any othe famous phones out there? I can immediately think of two more UK ones... The Banker's phone from 'Deal Or No Deal' with Noel Edmonds and the gold plated trimphone used by Bob Monkhouse, but in this photo Charlie Williams, on 'The Golden Shot'.
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« Reply #693 on: November 05, 2016, 05:45:22 PM »
It has been done, just a few posts though:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=312.0

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #694 on: November 06, 2016, 11:18:49 PM »
My wife and I have been watching Murdoch Mysteries on DVD.  It is set in late 19th-early 20th century Toronto.  In season 9, for the first time I saw a phone with a handset instead of the usual sticks.  It was in the episode "Barenaked Ladies" where the coroner picks up the phone in her office.  Is this phone "period correct"?  At this point in the series, they are in the year 1905.
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« Reply #695 on: November 06, 2016, 11:50:41 PM »
I can't really tell from the photo, but it appears to be the Stromberg-Carlson metal handset mounting that Bell Canada used rather than the Western Electric B-1 -- but that would be late 20s. (Northern Electric did not manufacture B1s.) The handset appears to be a Stromberg-Carlson #20 which would be early 40s.
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« Reply #696 on: November 06, 2016, 11:52:57 PM »
Telephone is not period correct.might be a 202/d1 set with a SC handset.The set 1930s or so.the handset 1940s

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« Reply #697 on: November 07, 2016, 12:01:13 AM »
I believe it is a Stromberg-Carlson 1177, not a NE or WE 202.
Here is a 1177 with the original handset:
http://www.oldphoneworks.com/1177.html
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« Reply #698 on: November 07, 2016, 12:09:49 AM »
The No. 1177 Hand Set Telephone (manual) and the No. 1178 ("for dial service, but less dial") are shown in the 1930 Catalog, but are not listed in the 1927 Catalog.
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« Reply #699 on: November 07, 2016, 01:31:43 AM »
Either way, I was pretty sure they were jumping the gun with a handset phone of any kind in the early 1900s.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #700 on: November 07, 2016, 05:54:40 PM »
I believe it is a Stromberg-Carlson 1177, not a NE or WE 202.
Here is a 1177 with the original handset:
http://www.oldphoneworks.com/1177.html



I have one of those. They are a cute little set, Mine was in the biggest collection I ever bought ( 25+ years ago), I have never tried to sell it. I am not sure why I like it so well, it is a simple phone that makes me smile. It has rotated thru my display many times.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #701 on: November 17, 2016, 08:25:29 AM »
From an episode of Frasier: Season 11, Episode 14.

If you really analyze the pictures, you can see many fairly rare phones. I see an early Garnet Red AE80, AE21 stick, several WE multilines in different colors, several 500s, a 5302, a Terryphone, and even some Call Directors!

They definitely raided the old prop bins for this episode! This was in 2004, so I would assume Hollywood was no longer using many of these as props, or at least not as much at this point.
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« Reply #702 on: November 21, 2016, 09:34:13 PM »
I think its fair to say that many of us have desk that look something like that....or wish they did.  ;D
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« Reply #703 on: November 21, 2016, 10:13:12 PM »
That's Phone Porn.....
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« Reply #704 on: November 21, 2016, 10:13:43 PM »
No...that would be someone at my house trying to answer the phone while I'm working on a project... ;D
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