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Offline Zipchachacha

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Introduction - Zipchachacha
« on: November 05, 2012, 04:56:06 PM »
Hello, fellow rotary-lovers!
Dennis kindly opened the virtual door for me so I could join. Thanks! We have three rotarys in use at our house.
They are:
a "new case" North Electric Ericofon
a North Galion bakelite job (so beautiful!)
and a great old Western Electric 202. I feel like Myrna Loy when I talk on this one.
I may not post here, much, but I will be reading and learning.
Thanks for existing!
(My user name, Zipchachacha, is a stylized version of rotary dialing.)
« Last Edit: November 11, 2012, 03:52:11 PM by AE_collector »
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 02:39:11 PM »
ZipChaChaCha;
Welcome to the forum. No wonder you collect phones, in that second photo, you look exactly like an Ericofone.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 02:49:22 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  Nice start to your collection - your first phone, the Galion is one of my favorites.  That one is my Living Room phone.  Mine has an extra long cord which is great for talking on the phone, watching tv, and laying on the sofa at the same time.  And the phone's heavy weight keeps it from sliding off the table. 
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 03:06:47 PM »
Welcome to the forum. 

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

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012, 03:39:41 PM »
Welcome ;D

If you have already been reading the forum no doubt you have seen the health warnings for "Phonitis". Be careful! Keep the phones seperated at all times, they will multiply like Tribbles;D
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 06:04:21 PM »
I also like the Boston Terrier :)

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 07:30:12 PM »
ZipChaChaCha;
Welcome to the forum. No wonder you collect phones, in that second photo, you look exactly like an Ericofone.

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An OSLO Ericofon! Backwards dial except this one has the super rare backwards letters as well!

Welcome to the forum,

Terry

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 07:46:15 PM »
Now that's spooky, because that means he took the photo in a mirror, if it was a phone, why not just take a straight on photo of the phone. This tells me, Zipchachacha, really does look like that. A straight on photo would not be reversed, and why take a photo in a mirror, that would be very difficult.
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 10:05:15 PM »
About that backwards Ericofon:

I (Zipchachacha, a female, actually,) took that photo using the camera of my MacBookPro. The results are invariably backwards. Go figure!
This is me. You'll notice that I do not actually have a dial face.
Thanks for your nice welcomes, by the way!
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012, 03:42:34 PM »
You is much better to look at then the bottom of an ericofon.
I mean don't get me wrong, I love looking at phones, but if I have a choice, I would much prefer a real person.
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Re: Introduction - Zipchachacha
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 03:55:11 PM »
(My user name, Zipchachacha, is a stylized version of rotary dialing.)

Took me a minute to get that! Cool, I like it! And you can add more or less "cha's" dependig on the number you are calling.

Terry

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Re: Introduction - Zipchachacha
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2012, 05:33:10 PM »
hehe, phonetics of phone dial sounds, could be an interesting way to describe them... :D

The GPO 700 type phones (746 and TMC 1705 (aka 704)) I have usually have a sound which is more "grrrrr-Raaaarrrrrr", with the chachacha clicks mixed in, to my ear, and my WE500s are more "ziiipwooooooo"... :D

I guess it depends on who's dial you have... ;D

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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2012, 03:53:42 PM »
I also like the Boston Terrier :)

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2012, 04:08:09 PM »
About that backwards Ericofon:

I (Zipchachacha, a female, actually,) took that photo using the camera of my MacBookPro. The results are invariably backwards. Go figure!
This is me. You'll notice that I do not actually have a dial face.
Thanks for your nice welcomes, by the way!


Welcome!  You do a much better job of self-photo than I do.  Here's me trying to demonstrate the correct height for my hotel phone and the camera timer times out when I wasn't ready:
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Re: Introduction - Zipchachacha
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 04:39:33 PM »