mobile phone in 1938?

Last month some bloke claimed that the 1938 "time traveller" photographed with a mobile phone was his granny, and it was a prototype portable phone made by DuPont. He claimed that the phone was

5 inches long and 3 inches wide. How could such a device be made then? WW2 handie-talkies were 13 inches long with a 40 inch antenna. The grandson has not shown the 1938 phone to anybody.
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I noticed your email address & feel I may have an explanation;

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