Vintage Ericofon Telephones
Since at least the beginning of the 21st century, if you asked most people to describe a “phone,” they’d probably describe a small, one-piece rectangle that can be held in the palm of the hand. We call such devices cell phones. But in 1949, when Hugo Blomberg, Ralph Lysell, and Gösta Thames were tasked by their employer, L.M. Ericcson of Sweden, to design a next-generation telephone, the communications paradigm of the day was a heavy box that...