Motorola BPR2000 Pager

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
date made
Motorola Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
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
catalog number
accession number
American Enterprise
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from the Motorola Museum
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