The Perfect Secretaryâ€”a Machine (Apr, 1933)
The Perfect Secretaryâ€”a Machine
LEAVING his office for a few minutes, M. Keiser, inventor of the televoice, hooks up the gadget shown below with his telephone. Drama ensues. When phone rings, the machine lifts receiver, advises via phonograph record that “Mr. Keiser is not in, but requests that you leave your message, which will be automatically recorded.” Through a dictaphone arrangement, caller’s words are transcribed to wax cylinder, whence they are audibly reproduced for Mr. Keiser at his convenience, as often as he wants to hear them.