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Offline gpo706

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"Parisienne" ugly, ugly ugly
« on: March 27, 2011, 11:21:09 AM »
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Offline Owain

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Re: "Parisienne" ugly, ugly ugly
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 01:36:40 PM »
These mocks are so over the top, it's going cheap if anyone is so inclined:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OLD-LOOK-CLASSIC-VINTAGE-RETRO-DIAL-HOME-PHONE-WORKING-/250794646797?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3a64869d0d



Those were made in Italy and fitted with BT innards by A P Besson Ltd. I've come across identical cases in use in Australia.

Personally I think some of them are quite nice phones. The internal construction's hampered by the fact that the innards were adapted for the cases.

If you want ugly how about the Empress
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Offline bushman

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Re: "Parisienne" ugly, ugly ugly
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 08:24:59 PM »
That's exactly why I want an Empress.  They are so ugly they are cute.

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Re: "Parisienne" ugly, ugly ugly
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 09:42:12 PM »
Also "cute" in rotary!
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Re: "Parisienne" ugly, ugly ugly
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 11:33:47 PM »
I like the empress.  :(

I'd like them even better without the frilly decals, though.
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Re: "Parisienne" ugly, ugly ugly
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 08:11:51 AM »


The version with the frilly decals looks like a D1 that somehow adopted a G3 handset, sitting in the middle of a flower garden.  From that perspective it's kinda cute, all it needs is a buzzer instead of a ringer, so you can say the flowers have some bees ; - )

Just think: the reason they broke up the Bell System was so we could all run out and buy phones like those.   Yes, and phones shaped like ducks that quack when they ring.   And MCI could start taking bites out of the long distance network.  And eventually people would talk on devices the size of candy bars with sound quality similar to a desk stand with solid back transmitter.  In the 21st Century. 

Progress...?

Offline gpo706

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Re: "Parisienne" ugly, ugly ugly
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 09:42:36 AM »



Just think: the reason they broke up the Bell System was so we could all run out and buy phones like those.   Yes, and phones shaped like ducks that quack when they ring.   And MCI could start taking bites out of the long distance network.  And eventually people would talk on devices the size of candy bars with sound quality similar to a desk stand with solid back transmitter.  In the 21st Century. 

Progress...?

PMSL! so true GG.
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Re: "Parisienne" ugly, ugly ugly
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 02:14:28 PM »
The Empress was a pre-breakup phone offered by Ma Bell (and GTE).  It was one of those "case is yours, guts are ours" deals.
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