Man Cave Payphone

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.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

Latest posts by Rob O'Hara (see all)

Subscribe to the Retroist Newsletter

* indicates required

2 thoughts on “Man Cave Payphone

  1. That’s certainly going back. When I look at today I find that technology is slowly yet quickly catching up with fiction. All we need now are hover cars.

Comments are closed.