Car mount unit for Vodafone transportable (mobile) telephone
Car mount unit for transceiver, made in Finland for Racal-Vodac, type 4624720 CT53T; and car mount unit for handset, made in Finland for Racal-Vodac, type 4624772 AT53, for Vodafone transportable (mobile) telephone.
There is a stark contrast to be made between the ubiquitous ownership of mobile telephones in the UK in 2019 and their first users in the 1980s. The manual explains “you can use your VODAFONE for automatic telephone calls from your car, boat, or office.” Boat-owners were the target market. Indeed, this mobile phone was sold at over £7,000 in today’s money. The objects is significant because it charts a change in mobile ownership from the wealthy to the masses.
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- mobile phone accessory
- component - object
- S. R. Lancelyn Green
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