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Object Name Machine, Dictating
Catalog Number 2014.27.02
Description Dictating machine with a horn shaped mircophone.

The principle parts of the machine are as follows: an electrically operated revolving mandrel to hold the wax cylinder; the recording device with a needle in the diaphragm; the tube and the glass mouthpiece; the control devices by which the dicator can start or stop the rotation of the cylinder, or place the needle; the motor and mechanism whish serves to operate the cylinder.
Source Smith, Carol D.