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Offline twocvbloke

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"A british design classic", errrrm, no.........
« on: July 19, 2012, 08:46:51 PM »
At least it's not claiming to be a GPO 782 though... :D

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160812458911

(I don't think a picture of a set of three generic 2500 phones in Red, Beige and Black is needed!!)

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Re: "A british design classic", errrrm, no.........
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 02:04:42 AM »
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Re: "A british design classic", errrrm, no.........
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 07:38:18 AM »
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Offline dsk

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Re: "A british design classic", errrrm, no.........
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 01:34:46 PM »
Well if you ignore the Boston tea party, and some other small events, it could have been British ;)

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Re: "A british design classic", errrrm, no.........
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 09:26:41 PM »
Well if you ignore the Boston tea party, and some other small events, it could have been British ;)

dsk

You know, someone mentioned that to me the other day and I didn't have a clue what they were on about, seems the british education system likes to omit that from history classes, I wonder why....... :D

Not had a response from the seller yet after I said they were a bit on the wrong side and pointing them in the direction of PaulF's website on the 2500 series, presumably they like being sued for false advertising... ;D

(not that anyone does when it comes to ebay!!)

Offline McHeath

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Re: "A british design classic", errrrm, no.........
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 01:22:32 AM »
Ah yes, the 2500 phone designed, and this is a little known fact, by the General Post Office in 1938 in a secret lab in Cardiff.   ;) Clearly a classic ornate phone of the early 20th century, as the seller notes.  We should all have one. 

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Re: "A british design classic", errrrm, no.........
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 12:19:49 PM »
Awww c'mon, there is obviously someone on the design team came from the UK, the guy who designed the grommet-thingy?
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

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Re: "A british design classic", errrrm, no.........
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 02:51:38 PM »
I found some pictures on Amazon of these "british" phones, and the ringer assembly, er, yeah, it's even cheaper and nastier than Cortelco's own... :o

http://tinyurl.com/cybypu9

I'm actually amazed they used a metal base stamped using the original(ish) WE500 pattern, I'd have expected a cheap flat metal plate akin to the ProtelX and Steepletone 500-style phones, or even a cheaper plastic base, though, I'm not sure why the thing has two sockets on the back, unless somehow it has two line capabilities...  ???

Pics nabbed from the link above: