Stinger390X

Sonny's phone on the boat

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Here's the Muraphone 600/601 I bought...Eingefügtes BildPretty cool. 750 foot range. Learned that the MP-600 is the handset, and the MP-601 is the 'base.' The base clicks as it dials, and the red led on the handset does too. In fact if I dial 1-2-3 for example, the red led will follow up with one flash, then two flashes, then three flashes. This phone seems to work like a rotary phone, not like a touch tone. The base has a relay that clicks away when you dial. It also picks up a lot of interference from motors, fluorescent lights, dimmer switches etc. The handset has a bit of weight to it; it doesn't feel like a kids toy anyway. The battery still works and everything. Feels like a high end piece from its day. Date code is 8318. The paperwork in the box is dated Dec 1980.

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I don't think it was a Muraphone model in the car at all' date='....[/quote']NOTE: Thread Title: Sonny's phone on the boat....Which was indeed a Muraphone ... which only made terra-based phones back in the day... No Mobile Phones for Muraphone....

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Stinger390X
Here's the Muraphone 600/601 I bought...Eingefügtes BildPretty cool. 750 foot range. Learned that the MP-600 is the handset' date=' and the MP-601 is the 'base.' The base clicks as it dials, and the red led on the handset does too. In fact if I dial 1-2-3 for example, the red led will follow up with one flash, then two flashes, then three flashes. This phone seems to work like a rotary phone, not like a touch tone. The base has a relay that clicks away when you dial. It also picks up a lot of interference from motors, fluorescent lights, dimmer switches etc. The handset has a bit of weight to it; it doesn't feel like a kids toy anyway. The battery still works and everything. Feels like a high end piece from its day. Date code is 8318. The paperwork in the box is dated Dec 1980.[/quote']Very cool and I am so jealous!I can explain the fact regarding the flashing light as back in the 80's phone systems were still "ANALOGUE" They did not change to the new format of "DIGITAL" until the change of the century around the 1999-2002 era. In the old analogue system they still used "Rotary" switching technology in many areas, so the phones, even though they had "DTMF PADS" (digital tone multifunction) they still used the analogue base system.A funny side story regarding this... A good friend of mine named Bill actually holds four patents for DTMF technology. He worked for Bell here in Canada and had many arguments with Bell executives in the change back in the late 70's and early 80's when home phones changed from Pulse" to "Tone". He actually invented a pad which originally had 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0, star and pound as well as "A","B"."C".and "D" key on the pad. He faught with Bell wanting all the keys put on all Northern Telcom handsets and Bell wanted nothing to do with it. Bell Canada only wanted to use the numbers and that's all!Well... Bill made fists and jumped up and down screaming at the meetings until Bell exec's finally allowed him to put the "STAR & POUND" keys on all publically manufactured home phones, but not the letters. Bell executives at the time stated "We will never find a use for the star and pound key anyway!Boy...how wrong were they in that assumption???????By the way I am an Amateur Radio Operator (as was Bill) and all out equipment even from the 70's to modern day keypads have always had the "a,b,c,and d" keys on our DTMF pads as long as I can remember, and I have been a Ham for over a quarter century!That is the reason why all phones in North America have a Star and Pound key.........true story!Notice the Muraphone even has the star and pound keys on either side of the zero!
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Matt5

lol "found".

 

It's your ad. 

 

 

really "found" ha ha  :D  :)

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James

I think he meant he found it in the closet.

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Kavinsky

eh he's not doing any harm really, and sorry about the car and the phone thing, I would have thought both would have been one and the same, or very similar.

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jurassic narc

Hard to say but I did notice that it is linked into the cigarette lighter in the ash tray and here are a few shots from the daytona folder I have and it looks like its got more than 12 on it, more like 18. Hmm I always figured it was just a prop, never a working phone but I guess that means someone really did call him in sons and lovers.

I don't think the phone is hooked to the cigarette lighter, that is the cord that goes to the cradle--which went to the unit in the trunk that was the size of a hardback novel.

 

But your screen cap did point out something that I hadn't noticed.  The mirrors were remote control power mirrors.  The two control switches are just under the e-brake handle!  Only screen cap I've seen that caught that.

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Kavinsky

I always thought that was the plug for the Phone, hmm I guess that pretty much confirms that the mirrors were the full sized electric tornado mirrors and they WERE linked into the car then.

 

although then why were they always in odd positions then? did they just put them in those positions so they wouldnt block the camera, and they just didnt droop like the baby tornado ones did?

 

although that might explain why the center console wood was removed latter, as when he switched out to the non electric ones, he removed the switches and probably couldnt undo some of the damage done to the burlwood.

 

plus you would need to get at the wires in the door, which might explain why the door panels were redone.

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Sonny-Burnett
On 7/24/2013 at 7:04 PM, Sonny-Burnett said:

VINTAGE 1984 MURAPHONE MP-800/801 TELEPHONE ~ SAME MODEL USED IN MIAMI-VICEUnfortunately, I had been watching for this phone on Ebay and neglected to bid on it. Was the first time I had ever seen one on Ebay before. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1984-MURAPHONE-MP-800-801-TELEPHONE-SAME-MODEL-USED-IN-MIAMI-VICE-/271237882295?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=W5aEuVJJSC%252B%252B%252BCvuBHrNsvEbhZE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[ATTACH=CONFIG]8170[/ATTACH]

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Dadrian reminded me that I need to find one of these to really complete the Devo scene.  So will keep an eye out. 

 

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