Extinct: Bag Phones
Bag phones were a particularly fascinating piece of technology. Desperate with contact to the outside world while out and about, employees of the past would haul around these bags with all of the equipment needed to make a call held within. The prehistoric version of a cell phone (in the way a T-Rex is the prehistoric version of today’s gecko), these bag phones allowed you to make calls on the go, provided you were training for a Strong Man competition prior to purchase.
Rough estimates gather approximate weight at somewhere around fifty pounds. While a common trend in the 80s and 90s was to wear shoulder pads in one’s business suit, historians postulate that the look may have become popular due to bulging trapezius muscles resulting from carrying these devices around.Return To Article