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Offline Dan/Panther

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #810 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #811 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #812 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 #813 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #814 on: April 12, 2019, 11:52:42 AM »
Probably cobbled together by the prop department from whatever they could find.
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #815 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #816 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 #817 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 #818 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 #819 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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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #820 on: June 14, 2019, 10:02:57 PM »
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #821 on: June 15, 2019, 04:04:50 PM »
I was watching a program called, "The Rise and Fall of Penn Station" on TV and noticed an interesting device for holding a candlestick phone. 

I thought the picture of the setup of an office at that time was interesting overall.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #822 on: June 19, 2019, 05:52:19 AM »
Came across this today, snippets of phone clips put together from movie/tv:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2_N9-MUI02A

Quite a few nice phones shown (better with sound muted).
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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #823 on: July 06, 2019, 12:41:20 PM »
Stranger Things, Season 3, Episode 1, At 37 minutes in

Modified, line light did not flash on ring, hold light did not change on answer, missing number card and line card. Smoke and mirrors but a nice color.

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Re: The CRPF "Old Phones in Movies & TV" Compilation
« Reply #824 on: July 06, 2019, 01:48:00 PM »
Stranger Things, Season 3, Episode 1, At 37 minutes in

Modified, line light did not flash on ring, hold light did not change on answer, missing number card and line card. Smoke and mirrors but a nice color.

And the phone was supplied by Oldphoneworks.