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Posted 2 years ago

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Manikin
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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 " !

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  1. lundy lundy, 2 years ago
    ok thats great ,here comes elvis
  2. Earthling_ Earthling_, 2 years ago
    I think you have the original "Boom Box" there, Manikin. It's huge, yet "portable".

    -- Earth
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    How about some Bill Haley, Shake Rattle And Roll, that should shake the house.
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Earthling I think your right LOL it is a enormous boom box and if a girl could find 2 men and a mule to carry it I would have carried it lol I think it is 20 plus pounds . Thanks for the fun comment :-)
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Hiya Walksoft Bill Hailey is good ! Love him too :-) Thanks for the love and hope all is well by you . Heat broke a bit today but still to warm for me . I am so glad to have AC and electric lots of people with no power in East US
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Hi Mani, all is well up here, glad to here you're keeping cool ;-)
    Having no power & no AC would make it difficult for the elderly or anyone with health issues.
    Keep cool & carry on, my friend:-)
  7. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    Looks just like the one I gave my daughter a few years ago, when she was about 13. I don't think she has even played it yet. guess I should have given her a iPod instead. Maybe she will grow to appreciate it when she gets really really old like me. :)
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    @ bootson maybe you could rig it up so the ipod will play through the speakers, then she can get some use out of it.
  9. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Bootson and walksoft maybe IF they made ipods this big the kids I see with a cell phone texting and a ipod in ear would be more apt to talk :-) I think soon they will not teach writing in schools just texting and no one needs to learn to play a instrument just pug one into your head . I love the good ole days can you tell :-)
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Maybe kids are finally doing what they we were all told decades ago...
    "kids should be seen & not heard"
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    We sure heard that didn't we growing up walksoft . But we did talk to other kids when we played we didn't text them what we wanted to say :-)
  12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Sadly Mani, most of the kids today wouldn't know how to put a record on this and if they figured it out, then wouldn't know how to place the stylus down to have it play. It's possible they might text some old-timer and get a hint. :-). Have a great day.
  13. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    yep Kerry they could text me but I don't text LOL Thank you Bellin It is part of our past when music was I think more appreciated . We had to take good care of our records and took pride in them . We couldn't just click on internet and get a song . And most of us had to save to buy them and we worked for that money . Unlike many kids today . It is I want and they get it . Memories :-)
  14. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Phil and Lundy !!!!!!!!!!!
  15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    First glance, I thought it was an old microwave!
  16. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you blunder :-) The only thing cookin' in this is some rock n' roll . It is so heavy and portable . Strange because it is not easy to move so they might as well made it stationary :-)

    Thank you Lisa :-))))
  17. Manikin Manikin, 6 months ago
    Thank you tom61375 and Heatherlovemonkey12 :-)))))) Much appreciated

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