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
Credit Line
from PhoneTel Communications Inc., thru Daniel Henderson
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
ca 1980
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Hashimoto Corporation, Ltd.
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
National Museum of American History
Object Name
telephone answering machine
recording device
answering machine