Record player, ca. 1957

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Thomas Edison created the first phonograph in 1877. Also called a record player, his invention, along with the radio, changed home entertainment from people playing instruments to people listening to records.

This automatic disk changer record player accommodated multiple records, and those of different revolutions per minute (RPM) from 78, 45, 33, and 16 RPMs.

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About This Item

  • Title: Record player, ca. 1957
  • Creator: Garrard Engineering and Manufacturing Company of Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
  • Creation Date: circa 1957
  • Subject Date: circa 1957
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Metal, Bakelite, rubber, wood
  • Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 32.8 cm x 40.1 cm
  • Local Code: 2004.090.4165
  • Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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