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.