The Dictaphone

The Dictaphone

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Object Name
Dictating Machine
dictating machine
date made
manufacturer for Dictaphone Company of America
American Graphophone Company
Physical Description
metal: steel (dictating machine material)
wood: Oak (case material)
leather (part: belt material)
overall: 15 1/2 in x 17 in x 11 3/4 in; 39.37 cm x 43.18 cm x 29.845 cm
case bottom plus machine (no horn): 13 in x 17 in x 11 3/4 in; 33.02 cm x 43.18 cm x 29.845 cm
mandrel: 6 1/4 in; x 15.875 cm
overall: 13 3/8 in x 16 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 33.9725 cm x 41.91 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
serial number
A 2359
Credit Line
Transfer from Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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