Dictaphone, Shaver, Transcriber (Dictrola) and dictating machine
Columbia Graphophone Company
2779; 7 Type B (dictating unit)
7 Type A (transcribing unit)
12 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 10 in. (desk set); 36 x 15 x 15 in. (floor standing set)
This artifact consists of two items: 1/ a desk set to be used by the boss to dictate and 2/ a floor standing playback model for use by the secretary's desk. Play back unit sits on a wheeled pedistal and consists of dictaphone, earphones, and a detached foot pedal. Dictating unit consists of recording device with a plastic (Horn? tortise shell?) mouthpiece.