Motorola BPR2000 Pager

Description
Motorola produced this BPR 2000 model pager around 1982. Prior to the widespread availability of inexpensive cell phones many people carried telephone pagers to stay in contact with work or home. A miniature radio receiver, a pager alerted the user that someone needed to talk to them and provided the call-back number. The BPR 2000 featured a dual address and numerical display to also show the user the source of an incoming call. Later alphanumeric pagers could communicate messages to the user. Pager use declined as cell phone coverage expanded across the U.S.
Object Name
pager
date made
1982
maker
Motorola Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 6.985 cm x 6.0325 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
1997.0246.05
catalog number
1997.0246.05
accession number
1997.0246
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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