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Offline dsk

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The phone I did'nt buy.
« on: June 17, 2011, 01:36:53 PM »
It may accumulate a large no of phones under this heading, but I want to show this one. It is for sale in a local shop, priced to NOK 800 (= US $ 144) I guess this is negotiable. The hookswitch seems to be injured, I do not know if it is working. :D
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Re: The phone I did'nt buy.
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 01:58:05 PM »
That's adorable. Is there any way this could be converted to a hookah? :D

Offline Adam

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Re: The phone I did'nt buy.
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 03:10:10 PM »
If you converted it to a hookah, then it would be a hookah-switch.

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Offline Brinybay

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Re: The phone I did'nt buy.
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 04:14:04 PM »
It may accumulate a large no of phones under this heading, but I want to show this one. It is for sale in a local shop, priced to NOK 800 (= US $ 144) I guess this is negotiable. The hookswitch seems to be injured, I do not know if it is working. :D
dsk

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Offline rdelius

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Re: The phone I did'nt buy.
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 06:01:02 PM »
You don't want it. They are a pain to repair.Some do have better parts than others.
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Offline paul-f

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Re: The phone I did'nt buy.
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 07:19:25 PM »
It would make a nice lamp.
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Offline Bill

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Re: The phone I did'nt buy.
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011, 09:21:36 AM »
It looks like you need 3 hands to use the thing. One to hold the handset, one to hold the tower upright while you dial, and one to dial. I suppose with some practice you can learn to do the first two with one hand. But it is pretty much the opposite of the Bell System's original approach of making the base heavy, and putting nonskid feet on it, so it won't move while you dial.

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Offline Stephen Furley

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Re: The phone I did'nt buy.
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2011, 08:14:45 AM »
It would make a nice lamp.

I was just about to say the same thing!