Connecting to each other

Connecting to each other2000

Phone holder with belt clips

The mobile phone holder that clips onto a belt was once a hugely popular accessory soon after the dawn of the mobile phone era. (From the catalogue 2001.)

Connecting to each other1990

Pager Minicall Doro

The pagers that came in the 1990s were effective tools for parents looking for their children or business people stuck in meetings. (From the catalogue 1995.)

Connecting to each other1930

String phone (toy version)

Two tin cups and some string was all that was needed if you wanted to talk to someone far away – so long as “far away” was no more than 300-400 metres, of course. (From the catalogue 1931.)

Connecting to each other1990

Speed-dial phone

This classic model could store 10 numbers for speed-dialing. Plus, you could dial the last number called with one simple button push. (From the catalogue 1993.)

Connecting to each other1990

Caller ID

In the mid-1990s, external number presenters – or “Caller IDs” – became popular. They showed you who had called if you didn’t answer. Advanced models also let you save the name of the caller. (From the catalogue 1998.)

Connecting to each other1980

Speech amplifier

A two-way speech amplifier lets you keep conversations going even in noisy surroundings. The amplifier and throat mic were used by motorcycle riders and paragliders alike. (From the catalogue 1983.)

Connecting to each other1990

Fax machine

Before email conquered the world, the fax (which was invented as far back as 1843!) was the technology used for the electronic transfer of images. That’s how we sent signed contracts or interesting articles to each other. From a technical perspective, the fax read the image that was sent and turned into electrical impulses that were sent via the telephone grid. The receiving fax interpreted the signal and printed the message. (From the catalogue 1999.)

Connecting to each other1980

Pager set

The pager allowed middle management across the country to call up to six people at the office with just one push of a button. (From catalogue 1984.)

Connecting to each other1980

Phone plug and phone jack

The phone jacks are disappearing from more and more homes. By 31 December 2015, the number had shrunken by half in Sweden, which by then had 3,5 fixed line subscribers. (From catalogue 1987.)

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