FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
1945 - Radio Phone for Pocket Use to Be On Market Soon
The Citizen Advertiser, Auburn, NY
"Radio Phone for Pocket Use to Be On Market Soon -- Southbridge, Mass., August 23 (UP) - A pocket-size radio telephone for civilian use, which will cost about $25 and will be effective for distances up to three miles, will be placed on the market within six months, Richard Mahler, general manager of the Harvey-Wells Communications, Inc. announced today.
Mahler said his company, a pioneer in development of radar for the Army Air Force, would produce the instrument, which would be about six inches long and weigh about a half pound…The pint-size phone he said would operate on a band from 450 to 470 megacycles. To talk to a friend, Mahler said, a phone owner would merely tune in on the friend's wave length. A signal would be given automatically and the pair would begin their conversation."
Thursday, August 23, 1945
Visit Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.