Here’s How Mobile Phones Worked in 1959
What if someone could call you on the telephone — while you were in your car?
That’s the astonishing premise of this 1959 clip from newsreel archive British Pathe. Heads up: Gender politics back then were also comparatively unsophisticated.
Pathe produced more than 90,000 newsreel clips during the 1900s, and it has now uploaded almost all of them to a YouTube channel.
If you have time to kill there’s amazing stuff there, including other glimpses of early technology (this isn’t technically a “wireless phone” from 1922, but it sure is interesting):