This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Collection Item Summary:
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