Half A Century Later, It Still Works

My great grandfather, from mom’s side, 50 years ago brought home an invaluable item: The Telephone.

The phone is still here. It’s never been “serviced”, never been into repairs and never broke down. The only indication that the phone has actually aged, other than the fact it uses a two-pin prong for a plug, weighs more than an elephant and has a pulse dial, is that the voice clarity (and ring volume) just tuned down a notch earlier this year. How’s your Panasonic fairing?

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  • Krystal

    That looks spectacular!It’s like fine wine too, :love: it gets better with age.Thanks for sharing KJ.

  • Ali

    That’s some fine looking phone, Love it.

  • Desert Shark

    That is amazing, sometimes the old fashioned items can still work wonders.

  • Krystal

    That looks spectacular!It’s like fine wine too, :love: it gets better with age.Thanks for sharing KJ.

  • Ali

    That’s some fine looking phone, Love it.

  • mohammad

    i love such old devices, it gives the one a better vision on how things were and became, and sometimes how they are going to be.

    btw, when angry, closing the line with these old phone is much better than new ones

  • Desert Shark

    That is amazing, sometimes the old fashioned items can still work wonders.

  • Naseem

    woow… this is one good looking vintage phone…

    brilliant shots… I would love to have my hands on one of those :p

  • http://dubaiconsumermirror.blogspot.com/ moryarti

    since you asked, I feel that the Panasonic I bought 3 years ago needs to be replaced now…

  • http://dubaiconsumermirror.blogspot.com moryarti

    since you asked, I feel that the Panasonic I bought 3 years ago needs to be replaced now…

  • mohammad

    i love such old devices, it gives the one a better vision on how things were and became, and sometimes how they are going to be.

    btw, when angry, closing the line with these old phone is much better than new ones

  • Anonymous

    Krystal -
    Old is gold!

    Ali -
    Thanks :)

    Desert Shark -
    Genuine items baby

    moryarti -
    Tell me about it. Our Panasonic bricked on us. Cheap plastic

    Mohammad -
    Yup, hanging up is quite different in this one… it’s not a click but a BAM!

  • http://blog.jarofjuice.com KJ

    Krystal -
    Old is gold!

    Ali -
    Thanks :)

    Desert Shark -
    Genuine items baby

    moryarti -
    Tell me about it. Our Panasonic bricked on us. Cheap plastic

    Mohammad -
    Yup, hanging up is quite different in this one… it’s not a click but a BAM!

  • Naseem

    woow… this is one good looking vintage phone…

    brilliant shots… I would love to have my hands on one of those :p

  • abufares

    The family resemblance is amazing

  • abufares

    The family resemblance is amazing

  • Arima

    they don’t make ‘em like that anymore

  • Arima

    they don’t make ‘em like that anymore

  • http://eshda3wa.blogspot.com/ eshda3wa

    3ajeeeb

  • http://eshda3wa.blogspot.com eshda3wa

    3ajeeeb

  • http://www.chocolatemintsinajar.com/blog/ jessyz

    My grandmother has a very similar model, I love using it, it’s like going back in time and it truly is a testament of how far we’ve come

  • http://www.chocolatemintsinajar.com/blog/ jessyz

    My grandmother has a very similar model, I love using it, it’s like going back in time and it truly is a testament of how far we’ve come

  • http://stuffarabslike.com/ h3rm1ny3w

    I miss those phones

  • http://stuffarabslike.com/ h3rm1ny3w

    I miss those phones

  • http://nashashibi.blogspot.com adi

    I loved the fact it had the Arabic numbering, I guess the west use to pay more attention to our culture than now!, and I wonder how networks still can detect pulse dialing, I thought all is DTMF now! , may be because we all use mobiles now we kinda forgot about pulse dialing! lol

  • http://nashashibi.blogspot.com/ adi

    I loved the fact it had the Arabic numbering, I guess the west use to pay more attention to our culture than now!, and I wonder how networks still can detect pulse dialing, I thought all is DTMF now! , may be because we all use mobiles now we kinda forgot about pulse dialing! lol

  • M

    I miss my grandparent’s phone.
    And ours.
    And everyone else’s.

  • M

    I miss my grandparent’s phone.
    And ours.
    And everyone else’s.

  • Anonymous

    Naseem -
    You’ll be able to find some rip offs anywhere, but getting a true vintage one, you gotta know someone is a communist country!

    abufares -
    hehe

    Arima -
    No, they don’t :(

    eshda3wa -
    Welcome back!

    H1RM1NY3W -
    I wish all phones were like that

    Adi -
    I think those phones were made in Syria, as mom tells me they used to be provided when people subscribed to (and eventually) got a fixed line back then. As for pulse detection my only guess is that there are two versions of circuit switch cores to handle this.

    M -
    You ain’t got a phone?

  • http://blog.jarofjuice.com KJ

    Naseem -
    You’ll be able to find some rip offs anywhere, but getting a true vintage one, you gotta know someone is a communist country!

    abufares -
    hehe

    Arima -
    No, they don’t :(

    eshda3wa -
    Welcome back!

    H1RM1NY3W -
    I wish all phones were like that

    Adi -
    I think those phones were made in Syria, as mom tells me they used to be provided when people subscribed to (and eventually) got a fixed line back then. As for pulse detection my only guess is that there are two versions of circuit switch cores to handle this.

    M -
    You ain’t got a phone?

  • http://hammouz.blogspot.com/ hamza

    and even after all these years, the numbers didn’t fade away over time. Looks like your grandma was careful when using the phone. :)

  • http://hammouz.blogspot.com hamza

    and even after all these years, the numbers didn’t fade away over time. Looks like your grandma was careful when using the phone. :)

  • http://www.yameen-shmal.com/ Shmal said, not

    Ooo wow, you have an old phone that still works! My grandfather’s radio still works and it’s over 100 years old. Silly post KJ, just silly.. :poke:

  • http://www.yameen-shmal.com Shmal said, not

    Ooo wow, you have an old phone that still works! My grandfather’s radio still works and it’s over 100 years old. Silly post KJ, just silly.. :poke:

  • http://friendfeed.com/dang1 D

    but can it play Youtube videos? :)

  • http://friendfeed.com/dang1 D

    but can it play Youtube videos? :)