Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The first portable phone - 1922 (video)

This short film produced in 1922 rescued from the archives of Pathé seems to show that portable phones have been around quite a while. Two women connect a phone to a fire hydrant, open an umbrella that serves as the antenna and speak to an operator that puts them on a gramophone disc to be heard through the headset. No, I have no idea that it actually worked.

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