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Self-Answering Telephone Thinks and Talks (Mar, 1950)

At a current value of $362 I’m pretty sure you could just get a human answering service for considerably less money.

Self-Answering Telephone Thinks and Talks

By Harry Kursh

“HELLO, hello. This is the residence of Mr. John Smith. Your message is being recorded automatically. Ready! Please speak now.”

Don’t be surprised if that’s what you hear one of these days when you dial the familiar number of one of your friends. For Ipsophone—the robot telephone device with a brain—has been placed on the market and is rapidly coming into use all over the world. Three of these ingenious Swiss inventions have already been installed for the King of Egypt but their cost ($38 per month) will make them practical for even the smallest businessman.

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New Automatic Device Answers Phone, Records Message (Aug, 1934)

New Automatic Device Answers Phone, Records Message

PAUL H. ROWE, a Los Angeles sound engineer, has perfected a nearly human robot that answers his telephone perfectly when he is out.

The ringing of the telephone bell starts this ingenious machine operating, and whatever the caller says is received by a microphone and recorded. When Rowe returns, he is able to listen to whatever messages have come in.

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REVOLUTIONARY NEW CONCEPT IN TELEPHONE ANSWERING EQUIPMENT (Oct, 1968)

REVOLUTIONARY NEW CONCEPT IN TELEPHONE ANSWERING EQUIPMENT

Perfection in Service Free Telephone Answering equipment at a Low-Low-Direct to Diners Club Members Price

NEW! NEW! NEW! MODULAR CIRCUIT CONSTRUCTION marvel in new electronic design

NEW! All electronic unit— complete with its own Cassette Tape Recorder . . . vastly superior to any phone answering device we sold before and the first time ever offered for sale direct to the public.

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