Posted 1 year ago
Today I was in my storage cleaning out things I have not seen in awhile . And Rock n Rolling into my feet was my old Magnovox very very heavy portable Player . I have shown the speed for all the records it plays but I am not familiar with a 16 ? 78' 33's and 45's all of them but a 16 size record? . It has a Stereophonic turntable and is a good 5 foot span when open .
Looking up 16 size I find this. Another size and format was that of radio transcription discs beginning in the 1940s. These records were usually vinyl, 33 RPM, and 16 inches in diameter. No home record player could accommodate such large records, and they were used mainly by radio stations. They were on average 15 minutes per side and contained several songs or radio program material. These records became less common when tape recorders began being used for radio transcriptions around 1949.
I believe this to be late 60's or 70's as it is stereo not mono . I do remember it could shake the house . It still works and I need to clean it as you can see from being stored so long . Time to break out all my records again I hear them calling " Elvis is in the house " !