28 September 2012 @ 10:18 pm
Where are they now? Smith-Corona  

I don't know what made this device any different from a typical tape recorder. I checked Smith-Corona's current location, and they're now located in Cleveland, Ohio. Now 410 Park Avenue is the home of the Manhattan Business Centre. There is also a Maserati corporate showroom, and Ferrari has an office there, so it must be a good place for high-end car dealers. According to the website 410park.com you can rent executive suites for $2,500 a month or virtual office space for $90 a month. The head offices of the NFL used to be there, but they moved to 280 Park Avenue.
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Geek Queen: mst3k cardboard nasa1geek_queen on September 29th, 2012 10:18 am (UTC)
Aw, it's a sweet ad.
Lori: LRlightning_rose on September 29th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)

In the early to mid 60's my aunt and grandmother would communicate via tape recorders. I know telephone long distance rates were exorbitant at the time, but it's hard to imagine the cost of two tape recorders would yield a payback in any reasonable length of time.

Edited at 2012-09-30 02:38 pm (UTC)
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on October 2nd, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
A transient technology. SCM made Dictaphone-like dictation machines for typing pools. this is simply an adaptation whereby sender and receiver each have a dictation machine and can pop in cassettes mailed between them. Yawn. This would have lasted 2 years? And phone calls weren't THAT expensive, even then.
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