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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Toys and Games
Telecommunication
Timekeeping
Sound Communication ➔ Clock Radio Telephone

Identifier:
2018.2.24
Description:
This clock radio telephone and manual by General Electric dates to the mid-1980s. It was advertised as a "carefully engineered, high-quality, durable product with modern features and elegant styling. It is designed to give you the quality and convenience you expect in a telephone and a clock radio." A key feature of this device is the alarm clock radio which would allow one the option to wake up to the radio instead of the buzzing alarm. The alarm function is included in almost any device we use today from cell phones to laptops but during the 1980s, this was not the case and alarm clocks or clock radios tended to be placed on bedside tables. The added telephone would have provided even more convenience for the user. The accompanying brochure highlights the controls and features and is an excellent resource for exploring the evolution of the timekeeping and telecommunications industries.
Date:
circa 1985
Materials:
Plastic, Metal
Dimensions:
4"" h 9 3/4"" w 10 1/4"" d; 6 1/8"" h 8 5/8"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift of Rick Overway
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Rick Overway

General Electric Company
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