Phone Booth, Mercury Capsule Shape

This phone booth shaped like a Mercury spacecraft came from the visitor center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Bird-Adams Company of Doraville, Georgia, manufactured it in the late 1960s. Bird-Adams made novelty phone booths for children's hospitals, amusement parks, zoos, and shopping centers. Although this booth was called the "Gemini Model BA-20," it more closely resembles a Mercury spacecraft.

The coin-operated phone inside, like the pay phone that would have been mounted in the booth originally, has separate slots for quarters, nickels, and dimes.

Transferred from NASA Kennedy Space Center

Telephone: Gift of Patrick Conahan

Transferred from NASA Kennedy Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Bird-Adams Company, Inc.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous

Materials
Housing of molded fiberglass; framing of 3/4 inch marine grade plywood; interior of Formica with seat and head rest of Cycolac; aluminum tubing ladder; steel Phillips head screws.
Dimensions
Approximate (Overall): 134.62 x 114.3cm (4ft 5in. x 3ft 9in.)

This phone booth shaped like a Mercury spacecraft came from the visitor center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Bird-Adams Company of Doraville, Georgia, manufactured it in the late 1960s. Bird-Adams made novelty phone booths for children's hospitals, amusement parks, zoos, and shopping centers. Although this booth was called the "Gemini Model BA-20," it more closely resembles a Mercury spacecraft.

The coin-operated phone inside, like the pay phone that would have been mounted in the booth originally, has separate slots for quarters, nickels, and dimes.

Transferred from NASA Kennedy Space Center

Telephone: Gift of Patrick Conahan

Transferred from NASA Kennedy Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Bird-Adams Company, Inc.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MEMORABILIA-Miscellaneous

Materials
Housing of molded fiberglass; framing of 3/4 inch marine grade plywood; interior of Formica with seat and head rest of Cycolac; aluminum tubing ladder; steel Phillips head screws.
Dimensions
Approximate (Overall): 134.62 x 114.3cm (4ft 5in. x 3ft 9in.)

ID: A19960304000