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Offline andre_janew

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #750 on: December 21, 2019, 04:31:21 PM »
If we did that, then someone would make a video of it and post it on YouTube.  Then it would get even more attention!

Offline shortrackskater

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #751 on: December 21, 2019, 05:32:52 PM »
If we did that, then someone would make a video of it and post it on YouTube.  Then it would get even more attention!

 ;D ;D ;D
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Offline Key2871

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #752 on: December 21, 2019, 08:13:40 PM »
Agreed, it's ugly. The heck with the monster truck, just run it over put it out of our misery.
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Offline CanadianGuy

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #753 on: January 01, 2020, 06:56:49 PM »
I mentioned these in 2017 but I don't think I posted pics. This place must think they're doing a great service by "customizing" these poor phones  ::)

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-art-collectibles/oshawa-durham-region/custom-vintage-coca-cola-leafs-habs-jays-harley-ect-rotary-phone/1262983033?utm_source=com.google.android.apps.messaging&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android

"PICKERING ANTIQUE MARKET 1400 SQUIRES BEACH RD and 400 ANTIQUE MARKET IN INNISFIL /BARRIE....BOTH OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10AM - 5:30PM.....CUSTOM DESIGNED VINTAGE ROTARY... PUSH BUTTON...AND WALL MOUNT PHONES IN ALL DIFFERENT DESIGNS ...LEAFS ...HABS...JAYS...SHELL..MOBILE GAS...COCA COLA..HARLEY DAVIDSON...INDIAN MOTORCYCLE... AND SO MANY MORE !!! THESE PHONES ARE AT OUR PICKERING ANTIQUE.MARKET LOCATION ....PRICE STARTING AT $130.00 PER PHONE.."

Edit: I found my old Post on page 44 I think. Sorry, feel free to delete these.
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Offline CanadianGuy

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #754 on: January 01, 2020, 07:03:01 PM »
Continued...

Offline CanadianGuy

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #755 on: January 01, 2020, 07:05:14 PM »
Last one  ;D

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #756 on: January 02, 2020, 05:06:27 AM »
Interesting customization's... I've seen some collectible phones, but I wonder if any of these were actually licensed by the advertised company or organization.   too much advertising!
John

Offline FABphones

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #757 on: June 22, 2020, 04:33:09 AM »
May I add a Hideous Telephone Accessory.

These genuine articles are regularly seen for sale. A three piece (telephone body, handset, rear listener) ensemble made from fabric to fit a Socotel S63. Four piece if you are ‘lucky’ enough to find a set with a dial cover.

I see them as ugly dirty unhygienic things which I would happily burn. But only after removing them via the end of a very long stick. Which I would then also burn.

These delights can be yours for just over $44 and $49 respectively.

Yuk.  :-\
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #758 on: June 22, 2020, 06:05:58 PM »
At least those are washable (sorta).
In the 1970's there was a company that made "flocked" (fuzzy) 500 sets . These weren't fake fur sets. These were low nap fuzz. I want to say the colors were orange, green and maybe a maroon like color.

 I think they made 3 colors. I might still have an orange one around.
Paul F. probably has some photos.
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Offline Duffy

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #759 on: July 01, 2020, 07:23:22 AM »
What were they thinking?

Their description:
Nice show piece phone for your home.....in good working condition.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/312475933106198/

Offline FABphones

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #760 on: July 01, 2020, 09:39:55 AM »
What were they thinking...

Yuk. I don’t know what they were thinking, but they should be thinking of taking art lessons.  ;D
What is it even meant to be, Cactus? Seaweed?
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #761 on: July 01, 2020, 01:51:32 PM »
Make sure to wash your hands well after using that phone.

Larry

Offline countryman

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #762 on: July 01, 2020, 03:25:50 PM »
I must say I've seen worse painted phones?

Online 19and41

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #763 on: July 01, 2020, 05:08:08 PM »
The design kind of reminds me of a Dr. Seuss picture.
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