The case is worn and the handle had broken, but still functions and locks... But this is a really minor detail.
It has lived, in its closed case and untouched, in an air conditioned, dry office in Nottingham city centre for fifteen years now, so needs a new home. A US collector recently decribed this as'rarer than rare'.
He also said that'this was the second rarest thing that he owned only after his Apollo recorder'. This is a collectors item that is very sought after and just not seen.
It will likely be of interest only to a serious collector or museum, due to its extreme rarity. These machines simply do appear normally and when they do they have the recording tape with them, so this is very unusual to find. Best prices considered but no silly offers please.
International buyers from the USA, Ireland, Germany and France Welcome but please contact with details first. The item "ULTRA RARE Vintage GAF ROLS 1 Dictation machine microphone, rare tape & case" is in sale since Monday, October 9, 2017. This item is in the category "Business, Office & Industrial\Office Equipment & Supplies\Office Equipment\Dictation & Stenography\Dictaphones & Voice Recorders". The seller is "carnabystreetgalleryvintage" and is located in Dronfield. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, Germany, France.