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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #705 on: November 27, 2016, 10:40:58 PM »
Tonight on the television show Mysteries at the Museum they had a piece on Annie Oakley. It showed a man using a 302 with a broken ear. I recorded it with my camera off the TV. I tried to upload the video but it won't upload. I grabbed this shot with my camera off the video from my computer.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #706 on: November 27, 2016, 10:58:25 PM »
If they were implying that phone could've been used during Oakleys' lifetime, which ended in 1926, It would be in keeping with the quality of the props they use in that series generally.   :)
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« Reply #707 on: November 27, 2016, 11:11:24 PM »
That is the oldest "real" phone I have seen from mysteries at the museum. Most of the phones they show are design-line type phones.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #708 on: November 28, 2016, 06:19:09 AM »
Here are some better screen shots of the phone.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #709 on: November 28, 2016, 07:54:58 AM »
Why is the finger stop on the left?
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« Reply #710 on: November 28, 2016, 08:12:14 AM »
They probably reverse the images to get several uses from one hoary old prop before they go fish for another.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #711 on: November 28, 2016, 08:28:12 AM »
Why is the finger stop on the left?

This is flipped.
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« Reply #712 on: November 28, 2016, 08:29:00 AM »
Why is the finger stop on the left?

I never noticed that! Good catch.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #713 on: November 28, 2016, 08:35:10 AM »
That show is by far the worst as far as props go. I have seen dozens of episodes, and not one had a correct phone. A few times, they even used one of those Pier One Imports type lamps that looks like a candlestick (bulb in the oversized spitcup).
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #714 on: November 28, 2016, 11:21:27 AM »
Why is the finger stop on the left?

It was dropped even harder than we thought?

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« Reply #715 on: November 29, 2016, 08:41:09 PM »
1969 TV Show UFO.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #716 on: December 20, 2016, 10:05:43 PM »
Watched an old episode of General Electric True, "Security Risk".   Apparently most phones in Europe in 1963 were made by Automatic Electric.

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British payphone in "Danger UXB" episode.
« Reply #717 on: December 25, 2016, 02:06:28 AM »
We've been watching this old 1979 British series set in WW2. (No subtitles or CC, but since Anita's parents were British, she's able to translate for me.)  Plenty of old phones, but this one stood out.  In the scene, the officer pushes the button and you hear a coin drop.  Apparently you have to push the button at just the right moment to get through because he pushes it very quickly. On the other end of the line is his mistress talking on a stick.
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« Reply #718 on: December 25, 2016, 08:02:42 AM »
That's Danger UXB.  I had made reference to it a few posts back.  Excellent series and a shedload of period phones.
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« Reply #719 on: December 25, 2016, 09:35:53 PM »
That's Danger UXB.  I had made reference to it a few posts back.  Excellent series and a shedload of period phones.

Found it: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=312.msg171691#msg171691

There were so many phones I didn't bother to try to capture any until I saw the payphone.  We've been watching it via Netflix DVDs.  Yes, good show, I'm SO glad I have Anita to interpret for me!
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