12 Days of Christmas Presents Past: A Landline Phone Shaped Like Mickey Mouse

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As a sort of advent calendar of kitsch, Pictorial will be counting down the final twelve days before Christmas by featuring some holiday presents of days gone by.

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Even in the days before smartphones, people wanted stylish tech devices tailored to their personal preferences. And so here are the finest phones Ma Bell had to offer in November 1977. Don’t you want a landline that looks like a giant yellow macaroni?

Please note that “you’re really giving the phone housing. The working parts remain ours, so if there’s ever a problem, we’ll fix it.” Why can’t you get cable boxes in the Mickey Mouse version?

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DISCUSSION

spirochete
Sprochete

I yearned for one of those faux-old timey ones when I was a kid. And white! So sophisticated. Of course we had 1 (1) phone in the house at the time. It was in the kitchen. There was no such thing as a private phone call.