Block Cell Phone 1970's 1980's
There was a period of time that was not to long ago that if you had a cell phone, that was really something. Nick Beltrante had a perk in the 1970's that was given to him for taking on the job as director of security for the George McGovern For President campaign that included a working cell phone for his car. He had a cell phone number assigned to him. That was extremely rare for the time and he was about the only private investigator around with a cell phone. Cell phones used to be huge, heavy and bulky. The radio Shack model above is from the 1970's /1980's. Note the huge battery charger stand.
Ralph D. Thomas PI Vintage Collection
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