Hush-A-Phone, counter-surveillance equipment from the 1960′s & 70′s.
When listing items for online auction it’s best to do a bit of research. Including data and details will bolster the listing, attract potential buyers and increase the chances of a higher final bid.
In searching for a Hush-A-Phone, which attaches to a telephone handset and passively amplifies a quiet voice, I didn’t have much luck so I decided to take some pictures of one and post them here on somethinginteresting.com.
Problem is, I don’t know much about this so…. If you can help, please leave a comment and I will update the page.
Manufacturer: Hush-A-Phone, New York, U.S.A.
Production Date: ?
I know this particular Hush-A-Phone was used during the 1970′s and retired to a storage box in 1977. It was used to conduct ‘hushed’ conversations by someone concerned with the presence ‘listening’ devices.
The significance and story of Hush-A-Phone is prolific on the internet. You can read the importance of Hush-A-Phone at Cybertelecom. In a way, Hush-A-Phone paved the way for to the internet with the first crack in Ma Bell.
The Hush-A-Phone Corp started manufacturing the device for use on the “Candlestick” phones in 1920. A similar Hush-A-Phone, to the one in these pictures, was made with the advent of the telephone handset in 1940.
Soon after posting this article, someone else will own the Hush A Phone in these pictures.