Telephone Answering Machine

Description (Brief)
This Morsephone model KH-270B answering machine is connected to a Sony model M-7 micro-cassette recorder. The cassette recorder has been modified, possibly by the user, so as to connect to the Morsephone. This modular adaptation permits the user to record telephone messages when needed but also allows the recorder to be used for other tasks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
telephone answering machine
recording device
answering machine
date made
ca 1982
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 24.1 cm x 7 cm x 2.5 cm; 9 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x in
kh-270b unit only: 14 cm x 7 cm x 2.5 cm; 5 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 31/32 in
m7 unit only: 11.5 cm x 7 cm x 2.5 cm; 4 17/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Magnetic Recording
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from PhoneTel Communications Inc., thru Daniel Henderson
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