Telephone Answering Machine

Description (Brief)
This “AutoMatic TelePhone” unit combines an answering machine with a telephone. Like many early answering machines, the tape is not in a removable format. Twenty minutes of recording time is permitted before the tape must be erased and reset to the beginning. A more advanced model featured a remote access feature that allowed the user to use a small tone-generator to activate the machine from any telephone.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telephone answering machine
recording device
answering machine
date made
1980
maker
American Telecommunications Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 11 in x 10 in; 12.7 cm x 27.90012 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
2000.0101.08
catalog number
2000.0101.08
accession number
2000.0101
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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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