Trimphone telephone

Description

This telephone called the 'Trimphone' was designed by Martyn Rowlands in the 1960s. It is suggested that the TRIM part of the name stands for Tone Ring Illuminator Model, refering to the an illumintated dial. The sleek and modern design was original and differed from conventional telephones by having the handset vertically along the length of the phone, because of this it won the Design Centre Award in 1966. This version is made from pale and dark green ABS plastic with a smoky transparent plastic dial, possibly acrylic.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer
STC
Manufactured for
GPO

Inscriptions

"2/722 STC 70/2" (base)

Object number

AIBDC : 003365

Date

1966 (circa)

Country

Dimensions
Width
230mm
Height
120mm
Depth
120mm

Colour