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.