Machine Records Voice For Verbal Postal Messages (Jul, 1938)

Machine Records Voice For Verbal Postal Messages

Sending a verbal postal message to friends instead of a postcard or letter is a new service available to residents of Amsterdam, Holland. A coin-operated machine installed in one of the city’s post offices is fitted with a small microphone into which the customer speaks, limiting the message to about 100 words. Within a few minutes time, the machine ejects a metal phonograph record on which the message has been recorded. The customer then mails the record to a friend who, upon its receipt, can play it on a phonograph.

2 comments
  1. blast says: July 3, 20079:43 pm

    “Voice mail,” circa 1938!

  2. Valérie Dumeige says: October 31, 20071:58 pm

    I’m a french editor(Editis publishing). Your blog is very interesting, will it be possible to get in touch. Perhaps will it be possible to make a book.
    Thanks

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