Were these records smaller than normal?
--- On Wed, 12/2/09, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cardboard record and player combo?
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Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 1:13 AM
Aaron Levinson wrote:
> My friend Tony Vogdes said he recalls a cardboard record that came in a tri-folding piece of cardboard and came with a tiny fold out arm and a metal needle.
> Can anyone here tell me what that was and who made it? It sounds like a neat piece of forgotten, lo-fi audio history. Mr Biel what sayest thou?
I tried to buy one at the Wayne NJ music machines show earlier this year but it was MUCH too expensive -- several times the amount that Peter Muldavin lists as their values in his book "The Complete Guide to Vintage Children's Records". He has an illustration of one on page 11 in the introduction, but you have to guess where to find them listed in the book. They're on page 255 under the name Magic Phonograph and Record, listing 9 titles from 1955 with a photo of one closed which shows that drawing from page 11 showing it in use. And by the way, although the case was cardboard the record was plastic.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]