Author Topic: Possibly Early Protoptye Payphone - ebay  (Read 1163 times)

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Possibly Early Protoptye Payphone - ebay
« on: June 07, 2012, 07:19:25 PM »
Looks like the big guns (deep pockets) came out for this one - $15100.....

Dennis Hallworth

Meant to add ebay numbr 200769610953
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Re: Possibly Early Protoptye Payphone - ebay
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 10:36:50 PM »
OUCH!

Looks like it's heading here to Canada ....well, Not HERE, just To Canada.

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Re: Possibly Early Protoptye Payphone - ebay
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 10:49:51 PM »
You'd have to collect on a lot of phone calls to make the phone pay for itself!

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Re: Possibly Early Protoptye Payphone - ebay
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 01:59:14 AM »
 :D Maybe not fun at all in English, but for a Norwegian with language as a child. How does a collection of calls look like?
Actually I have problems with the word collect, but it tends to just pop up telephones all over my home ;D

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Re: Possibly Early Protoptye Payphone - ebay
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 03:46:45 AM »
I'm just wondering how long it'll be before someone else spots the typo in the title of this thread.... :D

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Re: Possibly Early Protoptye Payphone - ebay
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 10:30:13 AM »
Sometimes thing cant be translated directly, it has to be rewritten to get it right.

The "reversing the charges" term in Norwegian are noteringsoverføring This word is built up of several terms in one word saying the note or bill to be transferred.

So "collecting calls" are with not knowing the term something not far from collecting memories, quite abstract??

Just as we never understand how you may put the sausage in the pan, and when they are ready they have turned out to be dogs..hot dogs  ;D

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I have even got a regular New York number :-) 646 570 1796

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Re: Possibly Early Protoptye Payphone - ebay
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 10:38:07 AM »
david@london---I think Bill meant that it would take a long time for this "coin collector" (Bell term for pay phone) to pay for itself if you figure 5 cents per local call: $15,100 divided by $0.05= 302,000 calls
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Re: Possibly Early Protoptye Payphone - ebay
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 11:07:02 AM »
have to collect on a lot of phone calls

have to collect the money from a lot of phone calls

You're interpretation of it the way it was originally written is absolutely correct d_s_k.

Bill was in a hurry and left out a couple of words.....he has a phone show a week from now on his mind!

I'm just wondering how long it'll be before someone else spots the typo in the title of this thread.... :D

Good eye 2cv! You have to really look for that one to see it.

Terry
« Last Edit: June 08, 2012, 11:18:27 AM by AE_collector »

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Re: Possibly Early Protoptye Payphone - ebay
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 12:39:00 PM »
I'm just wondering how long it'll be before someone else spots the typo in the title of this thread.... :D

Oops.. 

Dennis Hallworth