Dictating machine, 'Edison Ediphone', mobile/metal/plastic/wax, Thomas A. Edison Inc., USA, 1920-1930.
(-1) Black metal frame on wheels; inside frame are racks for storing 5x wax cylinders; Edison voice writer on top; curved grey metal hood with front section that slides open; inside is metal cylinder on which wax cylinders fit; plastic speaking cone attached to side of machine.
(-2) Play back speaker; metal; grey.
(-3) Foot control; round, grey metal.
(-4) Instructions for Ediphone; typed sheet of paper in envelope.
(-5) Envelope for Ediphone instructions.
Manufacturer, on back of dictaphone, transfer: "EDISON".
Specification, on both sides of frame, engraved: "PAT. APPL'D FOR".
Manufacturer, on front of dictaphone, transfer: "EDISON".
Manufacturer above metal cylinder, under curved hood, transfer: "Thomas A. Edison".
Manufacturer, on speaking cone, engraved: "EDISON MASTER WAX 18 MADE IN USA/ EDIPHONE SAFETY".
Manufacturer, under foot control, engraved: "EDISON/ FLOOR SWITCH/ UNIVERSAL MODEL 2817/ A.C OR D.C TO 250V/ THOMAS A. EDISON INCORPORATED/ WEST ORANGE (ill) USA/ MADE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/ EDISON".
Original VRM paper tag, hand written: "EDISON DICTAPHONE", late Dr. John O' Sullivan/ (ill) P. Cody".
Owner, cream envelope around wax cylinder, hand written: "John O' Sullivan/ DO NOT CLEAR/ OR DAMAGE".