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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #795 on: February 02, 2018, 03:59:54 PM »
I suppose this was posted before and it's not a very special phone but a 302 but...

forget about the Bat Phone when there is a Dingbat Phone ;) Edith Bunker
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« Reply #796 on: February 02, 2018, 04:27:20 PM »
I don't know how to extract a pic from it, But I was watching Inspector Morse: Promised Land on YouTube, and they showed an Australian phone booth at 1.24 .54 into the program.  It looked more spacious than our booths.
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« Reply #797 on: February 02, 2018, 04:36:44 PM »
Here you are :)
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« Reply #798 on: February 02, 2018, 04:55:07 PM »
Thanks!   That was one of my favorite episodes.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #799 on: April 02, 2018, 10:10:02 PM »
While surfing channels recently, I happened to see a monkey using a card dialer. 

After the jaw drop and double take, I checked out the movie title: Monkey Shines (1988).

So, here's a different card dialer variation to add to our wish lists -- one modified to be operated by a monkey for the benefit of his disabled "friend."

The START button doesn't move the card, but the phone dials anyway. There's a red light on the lower right to indicate "in use" and end the call. The cards look strange -- don't need sprocket holes. The set ties into an audio system (no speakerphone components noted).

The entire movie is on YouTube.
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-2CzXEqb_I

Here's a sample...

In the fourth photo, the monkey chews through the dialer's mounting cord to disable the set.

In the last two, a 2554's modular handset cord tangled in a motorized wheelchair is strong enough to stall the chair! Don't try that with your desk phone.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #800 on: April 03, 2018, 01:05:26 PM »
While surfing channels recently, I happened to see a monkey using a card dialer. 

After the jaw drop and double take, I checked out the movie title: Monkey Shines (1988).

So, here's a different card dialer variation to add to our wish lists -- one modified to be operated by a monkey for the benefit of his disabled "friend."

The START button doesn't move the card, but the phone dials anyway. There's a red light on the lower right to indicate "in use" and end the call. The cards look strange -- don't need sprocket holes. The set ties into an audio system (no speakerphone components noted).

The entire movie is on YouTube.
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-2CzXEqb_I

Here's a sample...

In the fourth photo, the monkey chews through the dialer's mounting cord to disable the set.

In the last two, a 2554's modular handset cord tangled in a motorized wheelchair is strong enough to stall the chair! Don't try that with your desk phone.

So simple a Caveman could use it.

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