Don Hings, a Canadian inventor, invented the walkie talkie in 1937.
Other inventors also created similar devices around the same time. Hings invented his portable radio signalling device while working for CM&S.
They were initially created to aid pilots in communicating effectively.
Their benefits to soldiers fighting in battle were evident when the Second World War began in 1939.
They weighed in at around five pounds and measured 17 inches in height. They were usually made from metal. They were much more popular among recreational users, including children and adults, in the 1970s and 1980s.