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Minifon dictating machine, 1966.

Hills, Jennie

Minifon dictating machine, 1966.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Model P55-S with Protone-Minifon microphone. Before magnetic tape was available, speech was recorded on magnetic wire, in this case very fine 0.005 mm diameter nickel-chrome wire. At the time, this machine was the smallest wire recorder available.

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