This is all about the olive-green Teledex. That’s a TELE-phone in-DEX. You’ve got to give it to the marketing people of the 60s- they knew anything with an ‘x’ was gonna be big. This Teledex comes complete with new, unused pale blue file inserts. Very 60s! No retro inspired office should be without one. Sure, everyone keeps telephone numbers on their mobile phones nowadays…but how much fun is it to zip that little knob up and down and push the button to spring open the index? I could do it all day.
The Teledex, I know you are dying to know, is model T53-6. A good model, a GREAT model. Really, if you want a Teledex, you should be getting the T53-6. Forget the T53-5, outmoded, and don’t get me started on the T53-4. This is the T53-6 people! The 6!
I’ve styled the T53-6 with an old meter plate, couple of decades older than the Teledex, and a contemporary [c. 2012] candle. I like mixing up this stuff. I think it is a good image.
The Teledex [T53-6] is for sale, with new file insert: $55