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
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
Credit Line
from PhoneTel Communications Inc., thru Daniel Henderson
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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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