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Telephone Answering Machine

Telephone Answering Machine

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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. This particular unit is a production model made by Bogen Incorporated for DMS Corporation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
recording device
telephone message player
answering machine
date made
ca 1993
maker
Bogen Communications Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 6 1/2 in x 8 in; 7.62 cm x 16.51 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
1995.0068.02
catalog number
1995.0068.02
accession number
1995.0068
Credit Line
from DMS Corporation, through J.B. Seligman and Byron Lancaster
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