West-Call Blinky

West-Call intercom control panel. I want to lick it.

  • thenewarea51 8y

    That's alot of unmarked buttons for an intercom.
  • Luigi Rosa 8y

    Seems a control panel from Space: 1999 series
  • dalvenjah 8y

    Schweet. More here: Westcall Products

    I love the kid's expression on the front of this PDF describing the system:
    Endeavor Clinic brochure
  • Todd Lappin 8y

    Thanks! This was indeed in a medical clinic.

    I want one of these panels for my living room!

    Geek Alert: It reminds me of the sets of the moonbase on UFO. Luigi, that makes sense, because Gerry Anderson produced both UFO and Space 1999.
  • Kenneth Lu 8y

    How on earth are you supposed to figure out which button does what?!
  • HC 8y

    HmmmmMMMMMMMMmmmmmm... buttons! :)
  • Andy Bowd 8y

    It would be impossible for me to stand at that and not stab buttons whilst giggling like a schoolgirl.
  • Sascha Pohflepp 8y

    that is very much like the panel in jacques tati's "playtime"
  • Pamela Drouin 8y

    Heard about this via Boing Boing.

    Egads, it *is* gorgeous!!!! Is it actually in use? What a marvel :)
  • Tyler 8y

    Nooooooooo! I can't believe they pressed the fifth green one and the last two blue ones! We're all gonna die!
  • Chris 8y

    Buttons are fun. Bring on the buttons!
  • Patrick Hirlehey 8y

    I'm sure its the next generation of Milton Bradley's Simon
  • Todd Lappin 8y

    Plugimi! Yes, I can see shades of "Playtime" as well. I just saw that movie for the first time last week, based on a recommendation from StewF, another Flickr user who created the Control Panels group. Here's the doorman's control panel from Playtime:

  • Tom Dennis 8y

    My guess as to why they're unlabeled is that the picture is of a unit that hasn't been customized yet. Some of the other pictures that I've seen of this company's products have little labels under the buttons.

    This version does remind me of the control panels on the bridge of the original starship Enterprise, almost none of which had labels (unless they were doing a closeup, in which case they stuck a label under that control just for that one shot). I figured that it was for security reasons, that the crew had to memorize what each button did so that some invading alien couldn't just board the ship and drive the Enterprise, although it seemed that occasionally that happened anyway.
  • Max Peck 8y

    Just checked out that excellent set of moonbase images. If your house is as well stocked in miniskirts as it is in hardware of dubious functionality, then you are living the high life.
  • Todd Lappin 8y

    Purple wigs are now standard-issue.
  • zanderredux 8y

    I guess one of the buttons activates and fires the nukes. The problem is to figure out which one does that WITHOUT launching the nukes... hmmm...
  • Maurycy Gomulicki 8y

    I want to lick it too - that make two:)
  • jaovandelagemaat 8y

    Hilarious and disconcerting at the same time.
    From explore.
  • Matt Fitzwater-Stevens 8y

    For that matter, "Star Wars" controls are just as ridiculously unlabeled. The movies get away with it because of their high blinky-to-label ratio.
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