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Member Forums => Antique Telephones => Topic started by: MacGyver on March 05, 2011, 07:57:59 PM

Title: Phone Number Card
Post by: MacGyver on March 05, 2011, 07:57:59 PM
This probably isn't a genuine antique question, but I figured this was the best place to ask the question.

I need to create an authentic looking number card to go in an old Jim Rockford 2500 style black desk phone.  I don't know anyone that has the device the phone company used to create the cards, but I figured some of you guys would probably have a source or a computer font that reproduced the look and spacing.

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Title: Re: Phone Number Card
Post by: rich30529 on March 18, 2011, 08:02:14 PM
Trace- I found this link from the post Skip made in the other thread. If you haven't found any yet you may give the guys a try.

http://www.telephonearchive.com/numbercards/index.html

EDIT: Oops. Just noticed it's a TT set, not a rotary. They still may know of another source for you.

Title: Re: Phone Number Card
Post by: MnDave on March 20, 2011, 10:45:26 AM
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an old style black desk phone
Trace, You're making me feel like a dinosaur here!  :029:
Title: Re: Phone Number Card
Post by: silversam on April 24, 2011, 03:10:52 PM
Trace -

Touch Tone! An Antique!

I'm with Dave, I'm feeling really old.

Bell used to have the Installers handwrite the labels. There was also a Stamping machine that you adjusted one number at a time (kind of like the things they used to use in Supermarkets to label the cans - only fancier).

The font was a Sans Serif - kind of like Helvetica Bold, as I recall.

Usually it was also a bit smudgy, and misaligned. I don't know if there's a font for that though.... :011:

sam
Title: Re: Phone Number Card
Post by: jknichols on April 25, 2011, 08:27:11 AM
Anybody remember the IBM Selectric - had an "Orator" typeball With Caps and Small Caps - Caps and Numbers were oversize and small cap (lowercase) were roughly normal sized. Made a real nice and easily read EXT 123 or number label.
Title: Re: Phone Number Card
Post by: MacGyver on April 27, 2011, 11:00:21 AM
I realize it's hard to think of those phones as being that old.  It's kind of like who would have ever thought the day would come that an AMC Pacer would classify as a classic automobile?  :011:
Title: Re: Phone Number Card
Post by: CMDL_GUY on April 27, 2011, 10:31:15 PM
Trace -

Touch Tone! An Antique!

I'm with Dave, I'm feeling really old.

sam

How do you think I felt when I saw a Dimension 400 attendant console in the Smithsonian! :002:
Title: Re: Phone Number Card
Post by: MacGyver on April 28, 2011, 08:25:17 PM
How do you think I felt when I saw a Dimension 400 attendant console in the Smithsonian! :002:

I hear they're putting Bill in there next year.  :011:
Title: Re: Phone Number Card
Post by: CMDL_GUY on April 28, 2011, 09:16:21 PM
How do you think I felt when I saw a Dimension 400 attendant console in the Smithsonian! :002:

I hear they're putting Bill in there next year.  :011:


I want to laugh but they'll most likely put me there too!
Title: Re: Phone Number Card
Post by: justbill on May 01, 2011, 08:09:34 AM
I hear they're putting Bill in there next year.  :011:


Hey I resemble that remark! (http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/ggwwoods/old7rz.gif)
Title: Re: Phone Number Card
Post by: MacGyver on May 01, 2011, 10:46:57 AM
Hey I resemble that remark! ([url]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/ggwwoods/old7rz.gif[/url])



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