When I go to flea markets, I see phones like the Chestphone for sale all the time. I have been tempted to buy one, but have not pulled the trigger and now I know why. Because if I am going to buy any phone from the 1970s it is most certainly going to be that star-spangled work of art, the red, white and blue Candlestick phone. The American Flag Candlestick was at least around as early as 1973, which makes it pre-date the Bicentennial. That of course makes it all the more amazing. Some person was so patriotic and so retro that they chose this phone to sit on their end table and they suffered through this horrible form factor when many other amazing phones existed that were a lot easier to use.
USA! USA! USA!
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