Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Telephones

W.W. MacFarlane of Elkins Park, Montgomery County, demonstrates his portable wireless telephone in this 1920 photograph. MacFarlane demonstrated the device by taking reporters for a ride in his automobile, then calling his wife at home. (Google Books)

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W.W. MacFarlane of Elkins Park, Montgomery County, demonstrates his portable wireless telephone in this 1920 photograph. MacFarlane demonstrated the device by taking reporters for a ride in his automobile, then calling his wife at home.

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