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Mobile telephone call box from Cameroon, 1997-2012
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Title
Mobile telephone call box from Cameroon, 1997-2012
Large mobile phone call box with advertising sign
Work Type
Telecommunications
Date
1997-2012
Location
Cameroon
Material
copper (alloy); metal (unknown); plywood; textile; wood (unidentified)
Measurements
overall: 2560 mm x 1880 mm x 2160 mm, 205 kg
Description
Large mobile phone call box with advertising sign, used in Bamenda, Cameroon, 1997-2012. Constructed by the owner over 15 years.; Large mobile phone call box with advertising sign, used in Bamenda, Cameroon, 1997-2012. Constructed by the owner over 15 years.; Call boxes are a popular industry in Cameroon. Those who operate the boxes offer mobile phone minutes or telephone calls to customers. The boxes are often brightly coloured. The owner of this box began working in the mobile phone industry some time around 1997, when it was not a large business in Cameroon. Over the years, as business has improved, so has the size of his call box. He had even expanded into selling small items such as food and cigarettes.
Repository
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Cell
Subject
call box
ID Number
co8345510
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_E2012_131_1__0002_.jpg
SSID
26450497

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