Cell Phone used by Henry Paulson

Cell Phone used by Henry Paulson

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Description (Brief)
The portability of cellular telephones provides users with the ability to make calls from almost anywhere and Motorola was built on portability. The company made car radios in the 1930s and portable radios called walkie-talkies for the U.S. military during World War Two, and played a major role in the development of cell phones. This Motorola “Razor” was used by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson during his final year in office. The phone served as a primary means of communication for Paulson when dealing with such events as the 2008 financial crisis.
Object Name
telephone, cellular
cellular telephone
date made
2007 - 2008
Motorola Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 5.715 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Henry Paulson
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Work and Industry: Electricity
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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