Police radio

Object Number: 
2000.22
Date: 
1950-1960
Medium: 
Plastic, metal, rubber
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 7 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on front: "A2263" marked: on front: "MX 340 / MOTOROLA / NYCPD" labels: on back: "MOTOROLA MX 340 / [etc.]" and "5649" marked: on bottom: "MOTOROLA / MADE IN USA / 2 / HR CHARGE / . . ."
Description: 
Hand-held police radio (Motorola MX 340); rectangular black body with silver-colored plate on front; rubber antenna and controls on top.
Gallery Label: 
This hand-held radio was used to communicate to officers by Central Dispatch 911. The donor, Edward Norris, is a former new York City police officer.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ed Norris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group