AFB Talking Book Reproducer, Model AC-12


Accession Number: 2002.106

Description: Portable electric phonograph with built in radio has a 12-inch turntable with brown "flocked" covering. Plays phonograph records (rigid discs) at 33 1/3 rpm. Features a hinged lid with built in speaker; variable speed and pitch controls; hinged metal container, approx. 1 1/2 in. (diameter), located at the left corner behind the turntable to hold steel phonograph needles (18 are in the container); a front panel that opens to reveal radio controls with braille on tuning dial; and a leather handle on right side. "Model AC-12, serial no. 1611, for operation on 60 cycles, 110 volts A.C., American Foundation for Blind, New York, N.Y." --metal label located behind turntable.

Height: 9.5

Width: 15

Depth: 21.25

Date Made: ca. 1935

Place of Origin: New York

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2002.106

Subjects: Assistive technology Phonographs Reading devices for the disabled Talking books

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: American Foundation for the Blind

Material: Wood, metal, felt, plastic, leather, leather-like material

Updated: 01/09/2018