In 1965, America was a very different place. The Beatles rocked, Ford Mustangs rolled -- and the AT&T Trimline® telephone rang for the first time in American homes.
Forty years later, the AT&T Trimline telephone still rocks America. Well over 100 million AT&T Trimline telephones have been made, plus an unknown huge number of copies by other companies.
When the AT&T Trimline telephone was introduced in 1965, it was dramatically different from any other phone. It dazzled consumers with the first ever dial-in-handset, allowing people to dial a new call without returning to the base of the phone. The design of the phone later paved the way for today's cordless and cellular phones.
Seventy percent of consumers cite the AT&T Trimline telephone as a strong symbol of America, according to a national survey, along with Levi's jeans, McDonald's hamburgers, and Coca-Cola.
The Trimline telephone was selected to be part of the Permanent Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the only communications product selected for this honor. Fortune magazine cited the phone as one of the 25 best products of 1977, twelve years after its introduction. In 1986, the AT&T Trimline telephone was selected for the Designed in America exhibit of the U.S. Information Agency.
The AT&T Trimline telephone was developed by AT&T Bell Laboratories with the help of noted industrial design firm, Henry Dreyfuss Associates.
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