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Address:1314-44th Ave N #529, Minneapolis, MN 55412
1881 Alexander Graham Bell, his cousin Chichester Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter, a scientist and instrument maker, after working in the late 1870's on the problem of recording and reproducing sound for use with the telephone, produced the first recording device that used a rotating cylinder on whose wax coating a steel stylus would cut up-and-down grooves.
1888 Bell and Tainter formed the Volta Graphophone Co. in Bridgeport, Conn., and began to manufacture machines for the recording and reproduction of sound by businesses in office settings.
1907 the patent was sold to the American Graphophone Co., which eventually became the Columbia Graphophone Co, and the Dictaphone was trademarked by Columbia.
1923 Dictaphone Corporation was created from the old Columbia Graphophone Corporation. The new company flourished, creating the popular Dictaphone Telecord central telephone recording.
1939 the first electronic dictation machines were introduced.
This one is one of the electric portable dictaphones. Weighs 40 pounds, has wooden wheels, uses Wax cylinders with storage racks for cylinders below. Today little cassettes or memory chip recorders by DICTAPHONE fit in your pocket. Great for a collector, or as a secretary joke. Roll it into her office and tell her you want a letter typed. Also a great museum piece. Location is in north minneapolis. Call Rita 612-521-8772. Make an offer. We want a good home for it. You will need a steel needle for the stylus and a wax cylinder. I would replace the cord. Only be cause it is old. It is intact.. It did run before it was stored over 40 years ago. CASH and Carry.