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Author Topic: The Eiffel Tower Telephone...on sale!  (Read 4041 times)
The Infernal Mr Adams
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« on: February 27, 2007, 07:45:39 pm »

I probably shouldn't be posting this, I'm afraid they will be all gone by the time I get around to getting one myself Wink. Design Toscano is having an estate sale and I thought this might be an item of interest to everyone.



http://www.designtoscano.com/jump.jsp?itemID=2271&itemType=PRODUCT

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 07:51:41 pm »

Thats an American site... Would a USA rigged phone work on the UK system?
Are the connectors the same?
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007, 08:00:09 pm »

Crap, I forgot about that Sad I don't know...electrical outlets are different
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007, 08:00:45 pm »

I am wondering this as well, if it does, this will be sitting on my shelf before you can say steamological calling contraption.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007, 08:04:54 pm »

Maybe it can be converted? They do that with antique phones.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2007, 08:17:14 pm »

What really puts me off is that the ring is an electronic tone... It has perfectly good bells there! Phones have used real bells for decades...
(And you can ring the bells by cranking the handle.)

Dont understand the thinking behind putting a synthetic tone in it...
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007, 08:25:43 pm »

Maybe in our modern society people aren't used to sharp alarm like bells suddenly ringing in the middle of the night....or thats the manufacturers thought.....personally I think its silly too
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 08:37:43 pm »

Thats an American site... Would a USA rigged phone work on the UK system?
Are the connectors the same?
I'm very interested in this too. Perhaps an e-mail to the manufacturer could prove useful?
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 08:56:24 pm »

Thats an American site... Would a USA rigged phone work on the UK system?
Are the connectors the same?
I'm very interested in this too. Perhaps an e-mail to the manufacturer could prove useful?



US and UK phone jacks are quite different. Fortunately they make a handy adapter
http://www.houseof220.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=20&products_id=29
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007, 11:32:38 pm »

Rigging the bell to function properly shouldn't be too hard.  There's a simple cicuit out there that can blink a light or some such thing when the phone rings, though I can't recal where such schematics currently reside.  Anyhow, it should be a fairly simple process to substitute a geared DC motor for the light, and use it to run the bell mechanics.  If someone has one of these phones and would like this done, I (as well as a few other tinkers around here) could likely be persuaded to do this conversion for a small fee...
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2007, 12:49:54 am »

'button dialing, volume control, and a clear electronic ring' hmmm, shame its not a dial and a bell chime.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2007, 01:25:54 am »

I have a creepy feeling the whole thing is made of cheap plastic =/....which is bad considering the price.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2007, 01:52:29 am »

it would be fun to just take the handpiece from one of these and implant a cell phone into it, wiring it up so it would funtional.
Hang it off of your belt or mapcase...
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