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Acadian House Museum

Phonograph, Portable

Accession number: 2012.11.01
Date: 1930 – 1960
Materials: metal, plastic, leather, cardboard
Measurements: 37.5 cm L x 44.5 cm W x 21.6 cm HMeasurements for closed case
Measurements: 37.5 cm L x 44.5 cm W x 21.6 cm H x 37.5 cm L x 44.5 cm W x 48.2 cm HMeasurements for open case

The outside of the case is covered with black leather. There are metal latches on the front for opening and closing the case, and there is also a leather handle for carrying the case. A crank sticks out from one side with a plastic knob on the end. When opened, the record player has a cardboard and leather compartment for storing records. The turntable is made of metal with a piece of circular felt on top to place the record on. The needle is at the end of a hollow, curved, metal tube that rotates and folds away for easy storage.