I have had a long-running fascination with payphones for just about as long as I can remember, so while setting up my “man cave” in our new house, it only made sense to add one up there.
A couple of weeks ago for my birthday, my wife got me a vintage payphone sign. (After seventeen years of marriage, she knows me pretty well.) I decided to mount it in the man cave (my upstairs movie/game room) and mount my old “payphone” below it. I put payphone in quotes because it’s not a real payphone; it’s a replica made by a company named Street Goods. And while it is a real working phone, it doesn’t actually accept money.
It’s also the only phone in our house with a cord running to the handset.
Real decommissioned payphones can be purchased for around a hundred dollars (add another $40 to $50 on eBay for shipping — they’re metal, and heavy). Until I can get my hands on one of those, this one will have to do for the time being.