Telephone Answering Machine

Description (Brief)
This PhoneMate model 960 telephone answering machine was advertised as "SAM" or Smart Answering Machine. The user carried a small remote control and could retrieve messages by calling from any location. A tone emitted by the remote control activated the play-back function on the recorder.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
answering machine
recording device
date made
1981
maker
PhoneMate
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 25 cm x 38 cm; 5 1/8 in x 9 13/16 in x 14 15/16 in
ID Number
1989.0371.04
accession number
1989.0371
catalog number
1989.0371.04
model number
960
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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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