Dictaphone operator



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English: Transcribing dictation from a Dictaphone wax cylinder dictation machine, from the 1920s. The dictation machine is in the foreground. The typist is wearing 'stethoscope' type earphones attached to the machine. Her foot is on a pedal which starts and stops the playback. The white objects under the machine are more wax cylinders. The source text says a speedy dictaphone transcriber could earn $1.00 to $1.25 per hour, much higher than ordinary typists and stenographers. Alterations: removed caption, increased brightness.
Date 1922(1922)
Source Downloaded 2008-1-12 from Clarence Charles Smith (1922) The Expert Typist, MacMillan Co., New York, USA, p.127, fig.42 on Google Books. The photo is credited (p.122) to the Columbia Phonograph Co.
Author Columbia Phonograph Co.
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