MTN branded umbrella, 2012

Made:
2012 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

MTN branded umbrella used with mobile phone call box in Cameroon, unknown maker, 2012.

The arrival of the mobile phone industry in Cameroon rapidly changed the colour of the landscape. Umbrellas like this one, in the colour of network operator ‘Mobile Telephone Network’ (MTN) soon punctuated Cameroon’s roadsides and markets. They were typically part of a mobile phone call box, a street-side business where customers could make a phone call or buy credit for their own phone.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2013-160/1
Materials:
metal (unknown), textile
Measurements:
overall (closed): 1213 mm 255 mm, 1.46 kg
type:
umbrella
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
status:
Permanent collection

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