MTN Branded Umbrella, 2012

Made:
2012 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown
MTN branded umbrella (2013-160) and mobile phone call box (2013-161), used in Cameroon, unknown maker, 2012. MTN is a MTN branded umbrella (2013-160) and mobile phone call box (2013-161), used in Cameroon, unknown maker, 2012. MTN is a

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MTN branded umbrella (2013-160) and mobile phone call box (2013-161), used in Cameroon, unknown maker, 2012. MTN is a
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MTN branded umbrella (2013-160) and mobile phone call box (2013-161), used in Cameroon, unknown maker, 2012. MTN is a
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

MTN branded umbrella used with mobile phone call box in Cameroon, unknown maker, 2012. MTN is a leading mobile telephone service provider in Cameroon

The arrival of the mobile phone industry in Cameroon rapidly changed the colour of the landscape. Umbrellas like this one, in the colour of network operator ‘Mobile Telephone Network’ (MTN) soon punctuated Cameroon’s roadsides and markets. They were typically part of a mobile phone call box, a street-side business where customers could make a phone call or buy credit for their own phone. This set up was purchased from its owner, Brigitte Tembong.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2013-160
Materials:
metal (unknown), paint, plastic (unidentified) and textile
Measurements:
umbrella including extension pole (closed): 2173 mm x 255 mm diameter, 1.8 kg
yellow case: 1165 mm x 119 mm
clear case: 1216 mm x 126 mm
type:
umbrella
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment