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Webcor ZIP Jumbo Button Telephone model 768SW, 1980s

This rather bizarre telephone is a mystery to me. All I know about it is that it was made by Webcor in the 1980s, and Webcor was an American brand producing radios and phonographs since the 1950s. What is going on here? Is it a phone for people with visual issues or is it just a post-modern joke, 1980s style? Made in Hong Kong of injected ABS plastic.

 

UPDATE 2-27-2010: I just found reference of a Canadian company also producing these phones: Webcor Electronics of Mississauga, Ontario.

 

HELLO there: This is the most viewed object in this stream, to my surprise. I think it is far from being the most interesting object here, so I got REALLY curious about HOW did you get to this image and WHY you faved it. Can you leave some remarks? Thanks!

  

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Taken on June 8, 2008