Pye Bantam radio telephone set, 1963-1965

Made:
1963-1965 in Cambridge

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One Pye Bantam radio telephone set, labelled as 'Museum A', made by Pye Telecommunication Limited, Cambridge, England, 1963-1965.

The portable Bantam radio was usually carried over the shoulder with a strap. The low power equipment was battery powered and could be used to provide a two-way voice link. The Bantam added to a range of radio telephones developed by Cambridge based company Pye. During the Second World War, Pye had built up a good reputation with the uniformed services, and the Bantam was used by several police forces around the world.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1965-184/1
Materials:
electrical components, leather and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (handset): 100 mm x 40 mm x 30 mm,
type:
mobile telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • telephone
credit:
Donated by Team Telecom Group Plc