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Mail-A-Voice BK-503

Mail-A-Voice BK-503; Brush Development Co (ID = 900900) R-Player
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Mail-A-Voice BK-503; Brush Development Co (ID = 900069) R-Player
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For model Mail-A-Voice BK-503, Brush Development Co.; Cleveland, Ohio:
Top/Front view
 
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Brush Development Co.; Cleveland, Ohio
alternative name
 
Brush Electronics
Year: 1948–1950 Category: Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
Valves / Tubes 3: 6SL7GT 6SN7GT 6X5GT
Main principle Audio-Amplification
Wave bands - without
Details Other Recorder/Player
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 60 Hz: 110-120 Volt
Loudspeaker - only for Earphone!
Power out
from Radiomuseum.org Model: Mail-A-Voice BK-503 - Brush Development Co.;
Material Metal case
Shape Tablemodel, with any shape - general.
Dimensions (WHD) 300 x 140 x 280 mm / 11.8 x 5.5 x 11 inch
Notes

The model BK-503 Mail-A-Voice from "The Brush Development Company", represents an entirely different approach to the problem of storing information on a magnetic medium. The recording material in this case is in the form of a 9-inch disc, and the sound track is a spiral running from an inner diameter of 5 inches to the outer edge. The recording track has a width of 0.014 inch, and the pitch of the spiral is 0.025 inch. Despite this close spacing, no noticeable crosstalk can be detected. The powder-coated paper discs can be folded and mailed like an ordinary letter. No guide grooves are provided on the coated discs.

The turntable rotates 20 r.p.m., resulting in a total recording time of slightly over 3 min. This instrument deserves special mention because it presently represents the most simple and basically the most inexpensive mechanical and electrical design for a magnetic recorder that has been produced commercially. A single crystal headphone is used both as a recording microphone and as a playback earphone.

See also the combination with the SWISS Repondomat as a telephone answering machine. The Mail-A-Voice model BK-503 might have existed one or two years before 1948. But for us only 1948 to 1950 is for sure.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 6.5 kg / 14 lb 5.1 oz (14.317 lb)

Model page created by Ernst Erb. See "Data change" for further contributors.



All listed radios etc. from Brush Development Co.; Cleveland, Ohio
Here you find 42 models, 38 with images and 22 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.




  
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