Artifact Details

Title

Dictaphone, Shaver, Transcriber (Dictrola) and dictating machine

Catalog Number

D123.79

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Columbia Graphophone Company

Identifying Numbers

Model number 2779; 7 Type B (dictating unit)
Model number 7 Type A (transcribing unit)

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 10 in. (desk set); 36 x 15 x 15 in. (floor standing set)

Description

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.

Category

Miscellaneous/other

Lot Number

D123.79