trimphone


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trimphone

(ˈtrɪmfəʊn)
n
(Telecommunications) Brit a phone designed in the 1960s
Translations

trimphone

® [ˈtrɪmfəʊn] Nteléfono m góndola
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The Trimphone was as stylish as it got and Clive Sinclair brought out a TV set with a two-inch screen costing pounds 175 - pounds 750 today.
25 Years Ago caught up with the finalists of New Faces 1986 back in the day when a hand up the backside of a green duck and a Trimphone impression qualified as light entertainment on the telly.
LAUNCHED by the GPO in 1965 as a fashionable alternative to its regular models, the TrimPhone became big in the 70s and is now an iconic design.
The Trimphone is making a comeback and is set to be the last word in retro cool.
It was a feature of the Trimphone, BT's first luxury model - which later also came clad in leather (perfect for swingers who got a bit peckish mid-orgy and fancied ordering some take-away).
But those were the days when a Trimphone was considered the height of elegance and modernity.
The yellow-eyed penguin makes a trilling sound not unlike the old trimphone.
AS John Alderbury viewed the sunset from his study window, a trimphone warbled on his desk.
The BT homehub may well have all the bells and whistles, but it doesn't look as good as this classic 70s TRIMphone.
They included a purple vinyl sofa and matching shag-pilecarpet, smoked-glass and chrome telephone table and accompanying Trimphone,and a built-in, moulded bathroom suite.
Designed for the GPO in 1966 by MartinRowlands, the legendary Trimphone caused the sort of uproar redolent of the famous blindfold-cocktail-sausage-at-nudistwedding debacle of Henley, 1963.
Of new and lightweight design, in three two-tone colour combinations, the Trimphone had, instead of a bell an annoying, adjustable warbling tone and you could, during a call, pick it up by a sort of handle and carry it round the room while you talked, looking v trendy.