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Re: Color 3 Slot Payphones?

Scott Dorsey (
11 Sep 2006 11:05:37 -0400

Paul Robinson <> wrote:

> wrote:

>> An old "Brady Bunch" episode showed the parents using 3 slot pay
>> phones in a fancy restaurant. They were beige.

> It is possible they were GTE. GTE's clone of AT&T's manufacturing arm
> Western Electric, was called "Automatic Electric" and GTE pay phones
> were beige; I never saw any other color. This was in Long Beach,
> California (and possibly Santa Monica and some other beach cities)
> circa 1973-1987 (when our family left California).

I dunno, in the Brady Bunch episode, they actually worked. This would
indicate they were probably not GTE.


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