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Some Interesting Dictograph, and Executone Intercoms
« on: May 22, 2015, 04:48:16 PM »
A pair of Dictographs I have. One is made by Dictgraph in NY, the other by Telematic. Telematic was also a brand name registered to Dictograph Products Company, Inc. I also have a couple more.
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Re: Some Interesting Dictograph, and Executone Intercoms
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 04:49:36 PM »
Dictograph System Master Station No. 13006, shown with one of the Executone Stations
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Re: Some Interesting Dictograph, and Executone Intercoms
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 04:51:26 PM »
Here is a photo of an Executone, Control Box, and Master Station. I have at least one more speaker for it.
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Re: Some Interesting Dictograph, and Executone Intercoms
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 04:53:31 PM »
  This is a Moto-Dictograph speaker, designed to be mounted in the driver compartment of early 20th Century Limosines. It would be mounted on the door pillar next to his ear. The passenger would have a lollipop shaped carbon Microphone back in the passenger seat. The microphone/speaker would run off a series 6 volt supply. I may find the microphone, too as I go through the rest of the boxes from Don. I do recall seeing a lollipop shaped microphone in one of the boxes. When I locate it again, I will take a close look at its manufacturer markings.
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Re: Some Interesting Dictograph, and Executone Intercoms
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 10:27:04 PM »
Keith Cheshire also correctly pointed out that Western Electric made their own version of the Motor Dictograph shown below, called the Chauphone. Here is an ad for one:
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Re: Some Interesting Dictograph, and Executone Intercoms
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 09:01:07 AM »
Sébastien Mou-Mou Lanteigne - contacted me the other day and asked me if I had a Western Electric 318-w microphone in the Museum - the long and short of it is I didn't. The 318w was part of the Western Electric Chauphone system, WE's competition to the MotoDictograph. These were used for communication between the passengers in turn of the century Limos. Unlike the earlier speaking tubes, which required the driver to pull over to hear what the passenger was saying, these consist of a carbon Microphone with a PTT switch in the passenger compartment, and an inverted horn beside the driver's ear. I do have the MotoDictograph horn, but not a carbon Microphone. It was a simple and effective circuit - microphone, switch to complete the circuit, and the horn were in series with the 6 volt electrical system of the car common in those days. To ask the driver to go to the front door of Macy's, they pressed the button, and their instructions would be heard clearly by the chauffeur via the horn beside his ear. Sebbell found this in a recent visit to Charlottetown, and has offered it for display. It should work well with the MotoDictograph horn. Thanks, Sébastien!
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