Device Answers Phone and Tells Caller When You Will Return to Office (Aug, 1932)
Device Answers Phone and Tells Caller When You Will Return to Office
A PIECE of office equipment long needed by business men is a device to answer the phone when no one was about the premises. A device called by its inventor, R. P. Phillips, of Tyler, Texas, the “Anso-phone” has now been developed to fill the bill.
The basic elements of the “Ansophone” are a telephone and an instrument closely resembling a dictaphone. When the party wishes to leave the office he talks into the latter instrument, telling it what time he will return, or where he can be reached, then sets the phone for operation.
Should a person call during absence of the business man, the speaking device will automatically go on the line and tell the party calling what the business man told it to tell.