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Custom-made portable sound system

This custom-built unit was used for portable recording and playback of open reel tape. It contains a Sony reel-to-reel player, an amplifier and speakers.


RCA Victor Phonograph 9-JY

The RCA Victor 9-JY was used for playback of 45 rpm phonographs and is an AM radio.  It contains a speaker and an rp-168 disc changer.  It was the first phonograph attachment.  Source: Vourtsis, Phil. The fabulous Victrola "45" (Atglen, PA:…


Popworks 1-9873 Radio/Cassette Player

The Popworks 9873 was used for playback of cassette tapes and is an AM/FM radio. It contains a speaker, radio antenna, and a 2.5 mm headphone jack. It requires six D batteries or an AC adapter to operate.


American Idol Shower Clock Radio

The Suntone ELEC0570 is a waterproof AM/FM radio and digital clock. It requires four AA batteries to operate.


Vanity Fair Bee Gees Phonograph

The Vanity Fair Model 57 was used for playback of 45 and 33 rpm phonograph records. It contains a built-in speaker and strobe light, and a microphone jack. Originally, this model was sold with a microphone. 110-120V, 45W, 60CPS


Rek-O-Kut LP-743

The Rek-O-Kut LP-743 was used for playback of transcription discs ranging from 10 to 16 inches in diameter, but it is also capable of playing commercial 78, 45 and 33 rpm phonograph records.  It contains an Audax 16 tonearm.  Source: Vinyl Engine.…


General Electric 3-5273A

The GE 3-5273A was used for playback of cassette tapes and is an AM/FM radio. It is intended to be used with headphones with a 2.5mm jack, and requires four AA batteries to operate.


Markel Playmaster, Model 74

The Markel Playmaster 74 is usedfor playback of 33, 45 and 78 rpm phonograph records. It can hold up to twelve 10 inch records, ten 12 inch records or twelve 7 inch records. It can be set to play one or both sides of queued records automatically, and…