Woman Using the Magnavox Electro-Dynamic Telephone, circa 1920

Summary

The Magnavox telephone in this image was celebrated for its "anti-noise" capabilities. Its electro-dynamic receiver was unparalleled at the time, eliminating all interfering sounds besides the voice of the speaker. Available in several models, these Magnavox telephones were used in extremely noisy environments--on ships, in aircraft and factories--or in domestic and office environments, pictured here.

The Magnavox telephone in this image was celebrated for its "anti-noise" capabilities. Its electro-dynamic receiver was unparalleled at the time, eliminating all interfering sounds besides the voice of the speaker. Available in several models, these Magnavox telephones were used in extremely noisy environments--on ships, in aircraft and factories--or in domestic and office environments, pictured here.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1920

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Museum Vertical File 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.0.49.7

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 in

Width: 7.5 in

Inscriptions

On front: 5932 Stamp on verso: THE EDISON INSTITUTE LIBRARY

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