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Is this the world's first cell phone? Film from 1938 shows a woman talking on a wireless device
Mailonline ^ | 3/31/2014 | Mailonline

Posted on 07/26/2014 3:49:55 PM PDT by Dallas59







The mystery of how a woman could have been filmed while using a modern cell phone back in 1938 seems to have finally been solved.

Black and white footage of a young female chatting into a wireless handset - said to have been filmed at a factory in the United States in the 30s - has attracted over 300,000 plays on YouTube.

Conspiracy theorists hailed the clip as proof of time travel, citing it alongside other instances of old films that appear to show imagery of modern technology existing years before it was invented.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; History
KEYWORDS: 1938; aliens; cellphone; timetravel; ufos
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Lol...even it is a "misunderstanding", the mannerisms and way she is holding a cell/smart phone/cosmetic case whatever, are indistinguishable from people today and the way they hold their phones.
1 posted on 07/26/2014 3:49:55 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

2 posted on 07/26/2014 3:51:29 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My life has been a poor attempt to imitate the man. I am a living legacy to the leader of the band.)
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To: Dallas59

Who would she be talking to?


3 posted on 07/26/2014 3:52:20 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Back then, powder cases had phones in em.../s


4 posted on 07/26/2014 3:52:40 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Steely Tom

Hitler?


5 posted on 07/26/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Walkie-Talkies were around then, I’m pretty sure, probably used in the military. The poor mans’ cell phone is still sold today.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Dallas59

Umm, cell towers are .... where?


7 posted on 07/26/2014 3:53:46 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Steely Tom

She was listening in on the party line.


8 posted on 07/26/2014 3:53:50 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: lee martell
Walkie-Talkies were around then

They were about the size of loaf of bread.

9 posted on 07/26/2014 3:54:37 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Secret government stuff...like the internet was back in the 60’s...


10 posted on 07/26/2014 3:54:47 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Steely Tom

LOL That’s right.


11 posted on 07/26/2014 3:56:17 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Dallas59

That’s a small purse, she is not carrying any thing
in her other hand.


12 posted on 07/26/2014 3:57:19 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

If you look at the woman walking in front of her,
her purse is small and fits in her hand too.

I suppose she could be wearing a Blue tooth...


13 posted on 07/26/2014 3:59:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Dallas59

The gullible still haven’t mastered one piece of medieval technology: Occam’s Razor.


14 posted on 07/26/2014 3:59:29 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Steely Tom

Doctor who

CC


15 posted on 07/26/2014 4:00:26 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: tet68

16 posted on 07/26/2014 4:01:23 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: wideawake

I cannot believe this reporter took the claim that this was a cell phone research project seriously.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 4:05:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Dallas59

The first time I talked with someone using a cellular phone was in Europe..he was in Finland with his Nokia car phone..driving. It most of been in 1980 or so.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 4:06:14 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Dallas59

Poor lady has to deal with all of his selfies and tweets about invading Poland.


19 posted on 07/26/2014 4:07:16 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Steely Tom

Talking to the Mother-ship no doubt. She and her companion to her right appear ‘alien’.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 4:08:43 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: VanDeKoik

Might be talking to Eva.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 4:09:11 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
Hitler?

I believe you're right. Didn't he run a vote-buying program, giving free Hitlerphones to "the poor", funded with taxpayer dollars?
22 posted on 07/26/2014 4:09:23 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: lee martell

“Walkie-Talkies were around then, I’m pretty sure, probably used in the military. The poor mans’ cell phone is still sold today.”

No, in 1939 the transistor had not been invented yet. There were crude military transceivers but they had vacuum tubes in them and huge batteries. Hardly a Walkie-Talkie.


23 posted on 07/26/2014 4:12:23 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Dallas59
This is what I think before reading on...just my observation.

If you look at the lady in front of her, she is holding a similar sized object...probably a small purse.

Then look at everyone else...It's not bothering them a bit. She may just have an itch.

24 posted on 07/26/2014 4:18:05 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: LostInBayport

LOL!!

But, wait....time travelers are real....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm9DwwsCSb0


25 posted on 07/26/2014 4:18:50 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: tet68

I just wrote exactly what you wrote. It’s called observation.


26 posted on 07/26/2014 4:19:46 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dallas59

Here’s another time traveler:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3076993/posts


27 posted on 07/26/2014 4:19:50 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Oldexpat

About that same time (1980) we had a mobile phone in our Suburban but you could’t take it out of the truck. I remember thinking how amazing that was.


28 posted on 07/26/2014 4:21:02 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Dallas59

Geez, it coulda been a transister radio or a walkie talkie or an electric razor.....


29 posted on 07/26/2014 4:23:04 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Dallas59

Any fool knows that isn’t a cell phone, it’s a shoe phone.


30 posted on 07/26/2014 4:23:09 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

How about : ice in a hand towel for a swelling from a bee sting?


31 posted on 07/26/2014 4:23:17 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Dallas59

It wasn’t the first cell phone. That was 1928:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6RjpD1vwh8


32 posted on 07/26/2014 4:24:16 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ArtDodger

I have a hard time believing women cut their hair that way back then, let alone what was in their purse.


33 posted on 07/26/2014 4:30:25 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: txhurl

Her eye looks swollen. I think it is ice in a towel.


34 posted on 07/26/2014 4:33:47 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: jjotto
It wasn’t the first cell phone. That was 1928:

You can't have a cell phone without cells and corresponding cell towers.

Whatever that device in her hand is, a cell phone it ain't.

35 posted on 07/26/2014 4:34:25 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Not to mention all his U-Toob rants ....


36 posted on 07/26/2014 4:37:44 PM PDT by mikrofon (Das Internazi)
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To: publius911

hehe


37 posted on 07/26/2014 4:37:59 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ArtDodger

Odd eye-teeth. Pack of Vampire Lesbians? What’s with the flanking guard?


38 posted on 07/26/2014 4:39:56 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: umgud

Transistors weren’t available until after WWII.


39 posted on 07/26/2014 4:43:44 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Dallas59

And the girl in the first photo, second from the right is texting! OMG!!!!!!


40 posted on 07/26/2014 4:44:11 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (The last suit you wear has no pockets!)
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To: Dallas59
Actually, I think this was the first one:


41 posted on 07/26/2014 4:47:02 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Dallas59
Somehow lost in all this silliness is the fact that if this woman was indeed using a 21st century communication device back in 1938, the woman surrounding her would not be so nonchalant. They would absolutely freak out and scatter away in fear if they observed her operating such a device.

The woman would then be quickly detained with the device being impounded. She'd then get a military escort to a secure government facility where she would have a lot of explaining to do.

Remember that plastics weren't even in mass production back then and a device as sophisticated as a 21st century smartphone would appear as though it originated from a different planet. This poor woman would soon be strapped to a bed and have probes and wires running in and out of her body with men in white coats and clipboards all around her.

42 posted on 07/26/2014 4:57:17 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Dallas59

"Dick Tracy calling Joe Jitsu"

43 posted on 07/26/2014 5:08:40 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Dallas59

TALK the WALK or WALK the TALK
Who actually developed the first Walkie-Talkie?http://www.hyperstealth.com/DonHings/first-walkie-talkie.htm


44 posted on 07/26/2014 5:17:57 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Dallas59
'They were experimenting with wireless telephones. Gertrude and five other women were given these wireless phones to test out for a week.'

'Gertrude is talking to one of the scientists holding another wireless phone who is off to her right as she walks by.'

Sounds more like a walkie-talkie than a phone.

45 posted on 07/26/2014 5:18:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Steely Tom

46 posted on 07/26/2014 5:27:27 PM PDT by bgill
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To: babygene
There were crude military transceivers but they had vacuum tubes in them and huge batteries.

I saw a documentary on WWII development of the proximity fuse at APL and Aberdeen. They were on the leading edge of miniaturization of vacuum tubes, not to mention being able to survive being fired out of a canon.

47 posted on 07/26/2014 5:31:41 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Dallas59

“Hi, hon, could you fix my laptop?”


48 posted on 07/26/2014 5:33:14 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Ditter

In the 60’s, the father of a friend had a phone in his car. I’m blanking on the car model. It was a hard top convertible.

The phone was large, had a regular handset, and was in a compartment to the right of the driver. The father was a wealthy real estate developer.


49 posted on 07/26/2014 5:41:55 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Steely Tom
Who would she be talking to?

I'm not sure, it could be either Kirk or Spock but seeing as she is a woman you can be sure it wasn't Mr. Sulu. Oh my.

50 posted on 07/26/2014 5:46:14 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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