The Dictaphone

The Dictaphone voice recording machine, manufactured circa 1920
Title:
The Dictaphone
NFSA ID:
424012
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"Dictaphone” is a trademarked name, but the term has come to be synonymous with machines used to record the voice. This incarnation, complete with horn and hose records speech direct onto a wax cylinder.

Manufactured in Australia, circa 1920s. The metal plate on the front reads “The Dictaphone, trade mark. 19 Hunter Street, Sydney. Phones B2187 – 5716 and at Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide.”

Photographer:
Brooke Shannon