Aerial for Vodafone transportable mobile phone, 1985

1985 in England

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Transportable mobile telephone, complete with accessories and instruction manual, by Vodafone Limited, England,
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Large aerial for transportable mobile telephone, made by Vodafone Limited, England, 1985.

The Mobira Transportable, was launched by Vodafone in 1985, the year that the first UK mobile networks, Vodafone and Cellnet, were launched. Early mobile phones like these were normally installed in cars, rather than carried by the user.

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electronic components, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
  • component - object
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