Telephone Answering Machine

Description (Brief)
This Message On Hold telephone answering machine was designed for business use. The user would connect the device to their phone line so that an incoming caller could listen to music and messages while their call was on hold. This allowed the business to entertain their callers as well as providing a sales opportunity. The digital message unit is an early model made by DMS Corporation. The associated cassette recorder is marked "Panasonic".
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1990
maker
Digital Message Systems Corporation
Matsushita
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
message unit: 2 1/2 in x 8 in x 7 in; 6.35 cm x 20.32 cm x 17.78 cm
cassette recorder: 2 1/4 in x 6 in x 10 in; 5.715 cm x 15.24 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
1995.0068.01
catalog number
1995.0068.01
accession number
1995.0068
Credit Line
from DMS Corporation, through J.B. Seligman and Byron Lancaster
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
Communications
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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