Product Timeline

1930s

Talk-A-Phone’s biggest seller is Record Players. The Low Cost Wired Player is a bargain at only $15.25.

By the end of the 30’s, we have begun to sell more and more of our stylish wood-paneled intercoms.

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1940s

During the War years, Talk-A-Phone Co. was classified by the government as an “Essential Industry”. Our intercoms were used in the US as part of the war effort and by the military in a variety of settings, including these LST’s.

The Chief Intercom Series is introduced with up to 50 stations all talking to each other.

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1950s

Jack Dempsey, Walt Disney, Mahalia Jackson, Eddie Cantor… the list of celebrity endorsements for Talk-A-Phone goes on and on. Where quality talks – it’s TALK-A-PHONE®.

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1960s

“What’s that… the baby’s crying? He must want some of this delicious milk! Good thing I was listening in on my Talk-A-Phone Home Intercom!”

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1970s

When San Francisco’s Muni Metro system began operation, they used ultra-modern TALK-A-PHONE intercoms to monitor operations.

Energy Crisis, Disco Crisis… some things come and go, but reliable Talk-A-Phone intercoms keep on working. Throughout the 70’s Talk-A-Phone was there with you, in your office, at your self-service gas station pumps and in your heart.

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1980s

Gas is still expensive and full service becomes a luxury. Cars line up at banks, automated gas station/C-stores and fast food drive-thrus where attendants talk to their customers with hands-free Talk-A-Phone intercoms.

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1990s

With the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in July of 1990, the disabled are ensured equal access to communication. This brings about a need for Talk-A-Phone’s first Hands-Free ADA-Compliant Emergency Phones.

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2000s

Y2K passes without a single cataclysmic event, but security is still a big issue. To meet the needs of those adding emergency communication in remote areas and to already constructed facilities, Talk-A-Phone releases low-powered Radio Frequency and Cellular units.

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2010s

Mass Notification is steadily gaining ground in the security field. Talk-A-Phone’s addition of High Power Speaker Arrays, LED Signage, VoIP products and a wide range of integration options make WEBS® indispensible in any crisis situation.

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For the latest developments, visit our Product Releases page.

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