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DESCRIPTION
Fido Fone
Fido Fone
A dog sitting on a basket with a bone across his feet. The bone is actually a telephone receiver. This phone is also a speakerphone. A pushbutton to the right of the dog is marked 'HandsFree On / Off' and enables the speakerphone. A volume control above the pushbutton dial controls speaker volume and the speaker is in the dog's back. A switch on the left of the dog controls ringer hi, lo, or bark. When it barks, the dogs mouth and eyes move. There is a mouth Movement Adjustment on the bottom. Another switch is marked 'Memory Store / Auto Dial'. It also has a pulse/tone switch on the bottom and a battery compartment for four penlight batteries and a 9-volt battery. A DC Adapter jack is also available. The dial has a memory button and a Redial button.
There are 3 labels on the bottom:
1. Made in Hong Kong
2. Attention this phone is not hearing aid-compatible see user instructions
3. An FCC ID label sayings it is a Fido Fone, Model NV311, FCC Registration No. GXK52B-19567-TE-E, Ringer Equivalence 0.4B, made by Besco Electronic Mfg. Co. Ltd. This phone measures 11-1/4 inches tall and has a 8-1/4 inch diameter base.
Firebox
Firebox Phone
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A red plastic Fire Box that looks like an emergency call box. It can be table or wall mounted. The light flashes when phone rings, 13 memories with 3 emergency buttons, automatic redail, tone/pulse switchable, old fashioned ringer, ringer off/lo/hi switch. Complete with short cord for wall mount. Handy K hand set, fully modular, magnetic door, rubber feet so it can't scratch surfaces. FCC approved. Hearing aid compatible. Phone retails for 99.00
Fish (Mounted)
Fish
Hand painted to look like Rainbow Trout or Largemouth Bass, Electronic pushbutton telephone, Woodgrain base unit, Tone/pulse switchable, Ringer on/off, Last number redial, Ringer on/off, Brass bell ringer.
Fish - Trout
Trout
Hand painted to look like Rainbow Trout, Electronic pushbutton telephone, Woodgrain base unit, Tone/pulse switchable, Ringer on/off, Last number redial, Ringer on/off, Brass bell ringer.
Fish
Fish
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Looks like a fish mounted on a board. About 8 inches long.
Fishfone
Fish
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Fishfone - a hand carved wooden sculptured trout telephone. It sits on a little "rock" stand and measures 10" long and the base is 6-1/2". The buttons are on the back of the fish. It has Tone/Pulse switchable dialing, a Ringer On/Off switch, and One Touch Redial.
Fish Phone
Fish Phone
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Looks like a chinook salmon and is about 10 inches long.
The Shoe Phone (Flip-Flop)
Flip Flop
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A sticker on the phone says THE SHOE PHONE by Impulse Products, Boston, Massachusetts Pat. Pending. About 11" long.
Football . Football-shaped brown telephone with a 3 inch round emblem and a brown plastic stand. Official Canadian Football League product with a reproduced signature of Douglas H. Mitchell, Commissioner. This undated plastic telephone, manufactured by Cateo, opens up to use. It has a mute button and a redial feature. Phone measures six inches high, just over three inches wide.
Football, SEC
Football
This telephone is the actual size of an official football. The telephone surface is pebbled and it is customizable with the supplied logos of your favorite SEC team. The handset fits in the football and it is a touchtone. The football sits on a stand shaped like a kicking tee. Retail price $69.95. It measures 9" long x 7-1/2" wide x 8-3/4" high and comes in a 4-color box.
Football, Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated Football
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This is a small replica of a football and is also a telephone. It was a promotional item by Sports Illustrated. It has push-button dialing but generates pulses rather than tones.
Football - Master
Master Football
Football Phone MT-1001, manufactured by Master. This a telephone shaped like a football. The handset fits in the football and it is a touchtone. Fully modular, Tone/Pulse switchable, Ringer On/Off switchable.
2000 retail price $26.95.
Football Helmet . NARDI Enterprises. A life-size football helmet with a telephone receiver molded to fit inside the top of the helmet. It is available with all the NFL football team logos. The helmet is mounted on a wood board.
Fortune Horse
Fortune Horse
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Japanese Maneki Uma Fortune Horse. About 5 inches long.
Made by ACL, model ACL-1206-0.
French Bread Fone
french bread fone
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French Bread Fone one-piece telephone looks like a loaf of French Bread. It features a tone/pulse switch, mute key, and redial key. Pick up to answer and keypad is on bottom. Measures about 8" long. Model FP-8001. Copyright 1991 T.I.L. Made in China. Other phones in this series are the Pizzafone, Cornfone, and Hotdog Fone.
Frog
Frog
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Frog flip phone, model FF-518 Crusader. Made in Taiwan. Eyes light up when in use and it ribbits when you get a call. To answer it you just pick it up and the bottom pops open. These are available in red, yellow, or green.
Frog Phone
Frog
Frog flip phone apparently the same as the phone above, but produced my Master Phone, PO Box 849, La Puente, CA 91747. It is marked Model FG-100 and Made in China. Eyes light up when in use and it ribbits when you get a call. To answer it you just pick it up and the bottom pops open. These are available in red, yellow, or green. Tone/Pulse switchable. FCC ID C677LE-11465-TE-R.
Frog on a Log . 'Froggy Phone'
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