1965 Approximate
Dictation Equipment. Material: metal, plastic. a) Machine. Size: 10 3/4" x 12" x 4" H. Description: tan and brown plastic case; DeJur/Grundig Stenorette Embassy/2; reel to reel tape desktop office dictating machine, push-button operation, 32 W power consumption, terminals for the following attachments and accessories: b) Foot control attachment. Size: 4" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" H. Description: brown painted metal with tapered foot pad control, attached power cable. c) Microphone/speaker. Size: 1 3/4" x 7". Description: tan plastic microphone with on/off switch and red operating light, manufacturer and model identification on front: "Grundig DeJur"; long coiled power cord attached at end. d) Earphone. Size: 1 3/4" x 2 1/2". Description: clear plastic earphone piece with long attachment cord. e) Multi-stand. Size: 1 1/4" x 2". Description: dark brown plastic device with brown rubber cup on one side and long brown attachment cord, printed on side: "DuJur".
Dictation machines: sound recording devices most commonly used to record speech for later playback or to be typed into print; in general use in most businesses for many years in the 20th century.