I ran across this while looking through some slides that I think must have come from the Association of Rice Alumni office:
It’s labeled on the back as an Elliott Addressing Machine and it’s not hard to understand why the staff would be excited enough to take a picture of it. (Not to mention play with it—I can make out “Edie” and “Carol.”) I have zero idea of how it worked.
Warning: I’m in Portland all week and I’m way behind on my email. Please forgive me–I’ll catch up sooner or later.