Tuesday, February 3, 2009

orange crush

big, clunky, slow....and suddenly beautiful again. the 500 model rotary dial desk phone. $80.00

12 comments:

anne said...

I have the flesh-colored model at home. I'll sell it to you. Works great.

beachbungalow8 said...

"flesh"? whose flesh? that color description is about as archaic as this phone. I'm guessing you mean a pinky-greige. no thanks. I prefer mine a vivid 70s color.

does it have that awesome ring tone though?

The Rural Modernist said...

It looks similar to the one in this hilarious 1981 news story about that new fangled "internet": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WCTn4FljUQ
Love your blog, btw :)

anne said...

I meant Crayola's "flesh," so get off me before you get pushed down. Yes, the ring volume is loud or louder, and quite awesome. My sister has the red one. I'm going to knock her out and take it. Maybe you're interested in it?

Katherine said...

you've got the clunky part right! there are two phones connected to a landline in my house and for some reason the are BOTH rotary dial (pale yellow desk and avocado green wall mounted). you should have seen my friend laugh at how long it took to dial the number to have a pizza delivered.

Cote de Texas said...

they just take so long to get the number dialed. My inlaws held onto their rotary for far too long. along with a lot of other things too. hehe

Karena said...

I love the bright orange. I remember using these, and as I dialed, I would leave my finger in the appropriate number slot and bring it back around again. Fun!

Ivy Lane said...

I love it! We all need to SLOW down a bit anyway!!! great color!

jennifer lorton said...

That phone is sooo fun, I love it. The old phone website is great, thanks for letting me know about it.
Jennifer
http://blog.jenniferlorton.com

Visual Vamp said...

HEY! Who stole my phone????!!!
Let's hear it for Geezerette Chic!
xo xo

vicki archer said...

This is too cool - love it. I don't care how long it takes to dial a number, I would feel very chic hanging on the end of that! xv

Katherine said...

PS i forgot to mention the face that i was at a party a few weeks ago and some guy was carrying around a phone almost identical to the one pictured, except that it was red. it took me the entire night to realize that it was his CELL PHONE. so, that is always an option, as well. :)

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