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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.

D/P

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #801 on: December 10, 2018, 10:50:51 AM »
Last evening I watched Agatha Christie's Poirot: Death In The Clouds from season 4.  At around 1hr. 06min. into the program, Japp takes a call on a Belgian copper phone that he holds by it's handle.  It's seen again around 1:11.  It's supposed to be taking place in Paris.  The first time I've seen one outside of a photograph.  If I could, I'd make a screen shot of it.  The program is offered on Britbox.
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« Reply #802 on: April 11, 2019, 11:59:49 PM »
Odd looking phone in the Netflix movie, The Highwaymen, starring Kevin Costner. What is it?

Looks like it had a magneto on the top
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #803 on: April 12, 2019, 08:49:49 AM »
The transmitter assy with the hook for the receiver appears to be SC. It looks like a 3 box set with the battery box removed and a shelf added

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« Reply #804 on: April 12, 2019, 11:52:42 AM »
Probably cobbled together by the prop department from whatever they could find.
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« Reply #805 on: April 12, 2019, 04:42:26 PM »
Same movie another incorrect phone. Automatic electric disguised as an 1930's Western Electric. Wrong modern type coin gauge, AE 21 Wall phone transmiter unit, looks like a repro coin return escutcheon and hard to see, but the vault door doesnt seem to have a lock at all.

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« Reply #806 on: April 13, 2019, 08:14:05 AM »
‘Incorrect phones in movies’ that is a whole new thread. Liking it.  :)

Poirot’s policeman buddy must have also time travelled to the future to bring back that Belgian RTT, stripped down to copper after the break up as well. Well done program researchers.  ::)
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #807 on: April 13, 2019, 09:43:47 PM »
Odd looking phone in the Netflix movie, The Highwaymen, starring Kevin Costner. What is it?

Looks like it had a magneto on the top

Many Thanks to the moderator for uploading a better photo... Insert happy face here....
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #808 on: April 16, 2019, 07:02:10 PM »
Watching some comedy clips on youtube today, spotted this green GPO 746 on the counter.
Screenshot from comedian Harry Enfield's  'I Saw You Coming' shop. Artisan Bakery sketch.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #809 on: June 14, 2019, 08:24:19 PM »
I watched Mary Poppins Returns, and saw a few old phones. One of them is one I could not identify. I attached a photo of the back, as i could only find pictures of the back. In case you cant tell, it seems to be a multi-line set, but no dial. Any info would be nice.
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