Friday Find: Vintage Rotary Phone


Vintage Rotary Phone at Bistro 138, Shelburne, Nova Scotia


Adorning a post near the counter of Bistro 138, a cozy restaurant and coffee shop in historic Shelburne, Nova Scotia, this very funky old rotary phone demands attention among a sea of people surfing their mobile devices.   I’ve not seen a phone like this one before — its design and color make for an unusual piece of nostalgia.  Located on Water Street in the heart of town, the food and other fare at Bistro 138 is also quite good and its staff is super friendly.

aDSC_9593Bistro 138, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

28 responses

  1. Pretty cool. I have never seen a phone like that before.
    Shelburne is where I grew up. The Ryer-Davis house not far from here (in Shelburne) is one of the oldest Loyalist houses. Nice ‘post’ and phone too! :^)

  2. Cute phone, great write-up and lovely photos, but I can’t use rotary phones. I have my numbers memorized by the pattern on digital phones. A friend has a rotary phone and it confuses me 😉

    ♥ carmen

  3. I grew up with a rotary phone on a party line in Saskatchewan. You could listen in on other people’s calls….not that I ever did 🙂 It was called ‘rubber necking’. Have you heard of that? Our phone was boring black. This shot is a fabulous find!

Your Comments Are Welcome and Encouraged!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: