THE 1960s HOME INTERCOM – A NOVEL IDEA

 

1960s home intercom

1960s home intercom

These ads for NuTone transistor intercoms were in the pile of home ads and information we got that belonged to the original home owners. I would have loved to have found an old intercom system within our future house but they obviously opted out of getting one. In the 1960s, intercoms were a popular addition to homes. You could talk via intercom to people in any room of the home, listen to music in any room, answer the door bell and even talk to people out in the backyard.

I think having intercoms throughout your home would be useful to a point but unless you had a really large home I’m not sure they would really be that useful. And they were quite large and a bit of an eye sore. They would certainly be a fun and novel toy though. I guess the novelty of home intercoms eventually wore off and their popularity dwindled. Nutone is still in business today though making all sorts of products for the home including intercom systems…although much smaller than the 60s versions.

Nutone intercoms

Nutone intercoms

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