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Robert H. Weitbrecht and James C. Marsters TTY modem

 Collection
Identifier: RITDSA-0075
Overview The Robert H. Weitbrecht James C. Marsters TTY modem collection contains two metallic boxes with electronic circuitry inside that made up the acoustic telephone coupler (now known as a TTY modem) used by Dr. James C. Marsters in the first TTY telephone call between two deaf persons (May 1964).
Dates: 1964

TeleTypewriter (TTY) phones

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0067
Overview The TeleTypewriter (TTY) phone collection consists of two phone systems. These are communication devices for the deaf. They were donated by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Dates: ca. 1995-1998

Vistaphones

 Collection
Identifier: RITDSA-0146
Overview Collection contains two vistaphones and a modem. Vistaphones were video telephones that enabled the deaf to have have telephone conversations using sign language. Vistaphones were manufactured by Stromberg-Carlson, a subsidiary of General Dynamics and a telecommunications equipment and electronics manufacturing company in the United States. NTID experimented with Vistaphones, eventually installing more than 30 of the devices. Because of special wiring needs, Vistaphones could only be used for...
Dates: circa 1972

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