This is Jim Rockford, at the tone....

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  1. midnightfett

    midnightfett New Member

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    Does anyone have any info on Rockford's
    answering machine?
    A name, make, model, anything?

    Thanks.
     
  2. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  3. Probe Droid

    Probe Droid Master Member

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    Unfortunately, this was one of Prop Replicator's prize projects. He gave me the info on the machine, and I actually found one for him about 2 years ago. Can't remember what it was, but it was big.
     
  4. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yup, Wayne was THE authority on Rockford props on the RPF. :(
     
  5. Walter

    Walter Sr Member

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    He did some great Rockford files props... like the drivers license and the yellow pages ad. Great stuff. Amazing craftsmanship. I remember he was working on the Gilligans Island radio, but I am not surprised to hear that he had nailed down the Rockford answering machine.

    -Bryan
     
  6. dkwd

    dkwd Well-Known Member

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    I think it was listed as an ansaphone or answerphone.

    David
     
  7. midnightfett

    midnightfett New Member

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    There's a good shot of it during a season 2 episode
    and it looks like it says "Dictaphone" on the front.
     
  8. lharles

    lharles Well-Known Member

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    I KNOW this is a massive necro-post, (this is the ONLY result for 'rockford files answering machine'), but I've been looking for Jim's answering machine for quite a while now. :)

    I believe the original was an Ansafone 660, (it was a Dictaphone model/brand, Ansafone, that is). I've recently acquired an Ansafone 640, (different color & top-side logo), which is structurally/visually identical other than color. Gonna' try to free up some space in the internals to have the play button randomly play the messages from Jim's machine, from the show. :D
     
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  9. NormanF

    NormanF Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If anyone needs to do research I found the show is on Netflix.
     
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  10. dbuck

    dbuck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It is a dictaphone remote ansaphone 660 used in the show.


    And now I can't get the theme song out of my head.
     
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  11. lharles

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    :) -- Best place, at this point, to capture the answering machine messages...& do research --- agreed.

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    Thanks for the confirmation! :)

    ...& that stuck-song thing happens to me more often than I'd like to admit. THE most frustrating one for me is - ANY time I think of turning up the heat during the winter - getting "Hot Girls In Love" by 'Loverboy' stuck in my head. I really don't need that. :D
     
  12. NormanF

    NormanF Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have a cure, but it is worse than the disease.
     
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