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  1. an early magnetic sound-recording device for use with wire, tape, or disks.
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Origin of telegraphone

From the Danish word telegraphon, dating back to 1885–90. See tele-1, grapho-, -phone
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Historical Examples of telegraphone

  • Now suppose that through a telegraphone a broker offers six per cent.

    Inventors at Work

    George Iles

  • Once upon a time a traveling engineer talked through a telegraphone to a dispatcher.