You are here
Home > All > Footage of the world’s first cellphone…from 1922

Footage of the world’s first cellphone…from 1922

Film archvists in Britain have released footage which shows the world’s first cellphone being used in 1922.

The silent black and white film displays two women walking along an American street carrying a bulky flip-top phone.

They then attach a wire from the device onto a fire hydrant before erecting an umbrella which has been converted into an aerial.

One of the women then uses the phone to connect to the operator, who plays a gramophone record into a microphone for her enjoyment.

The rare film was recently unearthed in a dusty archive by British Pathé, which is trying to discover more details about the technology involved.

Spokesman Mark Harris said: ”It’s amazing that nearly 90 years ago mobile phone technology and music on the move was not only being thought of but being trialled.

[Full story]

Leave a Reply