Dictation anyone? I found this awesome Dictaphone at a price too good to pass up. It is c1900. Dictaphone was an American company, a producer of dictation machines—sound recording devices most commonly used to record speech for later playback or to be typed into print. The name "Dictaphone" is a trademark.
This Dictaphone was distributed by the Dictaphone Co (Aus) Ltd, 19 Hunter Street, Sydney, and is plated as such. I found an original advertisement below.
It came with wax 5 cylinders, although only 1 is complete. I have cleaned it since taking these photos, now I just have to find somewhere to put it :)
See you tomorrow with part 4 :)