Artifact Details

Title

Assmann 640 Universa dictation machine

Catalog Number

102668125

Type

Physical object

Date

1960 ca.

Manufacturer

W. Assmann Gmbh.

Place Manufactured

Germany

Identifying Numbers

Model number 640 Can be found on label on top of machine.

Dimensions

overall: 5 in x 11 in x 14 in

Description

This is an Assman 640 Universa dictation machine. The machine's plastic casing is separated into two sections which sandwich a black metal turn table. The flat top is la bled with an "Assman 640" manufacturer's label. Below the label the plastic slopes downward. On the slope there is a numbered ruler and two white plastic dials. On the flat top of the lower plastic section there is a circular gage. On the face of the machine there is a numbered dial on either side of the "Universa" label. Underneath the machine there are four plastic feet. In the center is a large vent. Above the vent is a warning label which says, in German, English, and French: "Attention remove plug before opening!" and "Keep Dry!". "Made in Western Germany" is also printed below the warning.

Category

Memory & storage/disk

Collection Title

SAP Collection

Credit

SAP Collection, Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3709.2007