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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
Description:

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.