- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 4/2012 on page 73
Philips EL3581 Dictaphone (ca. 1960)
First seen in the mid 1950s, dictating machines were the pinnacle of office automation. In the sales pitch of the period, these machines “contribute substantially to general efficiency in the busy office by reducing costly time spent by doctors, attorneys, managing directors, editors in chief and other high ranging officials, commercial or government, on producing written communication with the outside world."