Telephone Answering Machine

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Description (Brief)
This Phonetel model KH-141B answering machine used a removable cartridge to record telephone calls. This unit, with just a few simple controls, was imported from Hashimoto Corporation of Japan. The founder of that company, Kazuo Hashimoto, held several answering machine patents.
Currently not on view
National Museum of American History
Hashimoto Corporation, Ltd.
Credit Line
from PhoneTel Communications Inc., thru Daniel Henderson
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 7.6 cm x 23.5 cm x 20.3 cm; 3 in x 9 1/4 in x 8 in
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
ca 1980
Object Name
telephone answering machine
recording device
answering machine
ID Number
catalog number
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