Magnetic Disk Recorder

Magnetic Disk Recorder

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Description (Brief)
This Brush “Mail-A-Voice” recorder was designed in the late 1940s as an office dictating machine. As tape recording technology was developed, experimenters tried a variety of formats including flat paper or plastic discs. These discs resembled the record players familiar to many in that era and did not require threading a wire or tape. The discs could also be folded and mailed to a recipient in an ordinary business-size envelope, something impossible to do with an inflexible record.
Object Name
recording device
dictating machine
date made
ca 1947
maker
Brush Development Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 12 in x 10 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 30.48 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
1995.3101.01
nonaccession number
1995.3101
catalog number
1995.3101.01
Credit Line
from Ruth W. Begun, in memory of Semi J. Begun
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
Communications
Exhibition
Inventive Minds
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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