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Telephone Answering Machine

Telephone Answering Machine

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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.
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Object Name
answering machine
recording device
date made
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
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
accession number
catalog number
model number
Credit Line
from PhoneMate, thru Shun Yamaura
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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