Radical new technology: “Carryphone”

(via Modern Mechanix)

I’m not too sure I buy into the idea of a phone which you can carry with you. But the folks at Popular Science thought in 1947 that this was a good idea – at least good enough to get an article about it.

Engineers med_carryphone.jpgand trainmen can keep in constant touch with their own crews or talk with the crews of other trains with the “Carry -phone,” a portable telephone announced by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The device uses railroad tracks or wires as its communication channels, but transmits and receives messages through the air by induction, using a large metal loop.

So, what do you think?  Could people ever decide to carry around phones to help them keep in touch?

[tags]Carry-Phone, Modern Mechanix[/tags]