In 1965, the Beatles rocked, Ford Mustangs rolled -- and the AT&T Trimline telephone rang for the first time in American homes.
Its unique combination of small size and dialing
from the handset was sensible, convenient and extremely popular.
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.
Forty years later, the dial-in-handset style is still extremely popular -- it influenced millions of cordless phones and cellphones. Unfortunately, there are lots of low-quality knock-offs selling for as little as $8. The AT&T
brand now belongs to VTech, a company with a less-than-wonderful reputation.
Fortunately, you can still get a high-quality
dial-in-handset phone. Cortelco (the long-time phone maker formerly known as
ITT) was licensed years ago to make copies of the ATT Trimline. Originally, the
ITT Trendline and ATT Trimline were identical; but the Trendline has evolved
considerably. It's better than the current ATT-branded Trimline, and, unlike the Trimline, it's available in BRIGHT RED.
THIS IS NOT JUNK! High quality, used in airports and hotels.