80s Ma Bell Telephone Sweatshirt Extra Small
Chest 17.5 in.
Length 21 in.
Content: feels like a cotton blend
Tag Brand: unbranded
This awesome sweatshirt was probably a promo piece for Bell Telephone Company in the early 1980s just before the group infamously disbanded. It's held up great after all these years and really captures that old school look and feel. Features the iconic Bell logo, classic raglan sleeves, and soft cotton blend.
The Bell System aka Mother Bell was a system of companies led by the notable Bell Telephone Company and later AT&T. They are best remembered for holding a monopoly over the telecommunications industry for over one hundred years, 1877-1983.
For decades, antitrust regulators had accused the system of abusing monopoly power and even attempted to take legal action against them to no avail. In 1982, they finally had a strong case known at the notable United States v. AT&T.
Ma Bell was forced to split its system of companies into smaller, independent operations known as "Regional Bell Operating Companies" or Baby Bells. Many renown companies we know today came from this split including AT&T, Verizon, and Lumen.
Fits like a modern unisex adult extra small. This sweatshirt is dark blue, short raglan sleeves.