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Simon Cellular Telephone

This is a Cellular telephone. It was designed by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and manufactured by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). It is dated 1993 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is plastic housing, metal, electronic components. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). It is credited Gift of International Business Machines.

Its dimensions are

(a: hand-held unit): 3.8 x 6.4 x 22.3 cm (1 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.) (b: base): 3.4 x 10.4 x 15.5 cm (1 5/16 x 4 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.) (c: stylus): 11.9 x 0.4 cm (4 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

"Simon™ from BELL SOUTH/Designed by IBM" on base of handset.

Cite this object as

Simon Cellular Telephone; Designed by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) (United States); USA; plastic housing, metal, electronic components; (a: hand-held unit): 3.8 x 6.4 x 22.3 cm (1 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.) (b: base): 3.4 x 10.4 x 15.5 cm (1 5/16 x 4 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.) (c: stylus): 11.9 x 0.4 cm (4 11/16 x 3/16 in.); Gift of International Business Machines; 1996-23-1-a/d

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