AFB Talking Book Reproducer, Model AC-45


Accession Number: 2002.15

Description: A portable electrically-driven phonograph for playing 12-inch phonograph discs at 33 1/3 or 78 rpm; can be used with headphones. Phonograph has a hinged lid with silver metal clasps; turntable with brown felt covering; variable speed control; hinged metal container for needles, approx. 1 1/2 in. (diameter), located at the right corner in front of the turntable; an expanding pocket attached to the inside of the lid for storage of records and headphones; an outside covering of black leather-like material, with back corners covered in leather; and a black leather handle on the right side. The speaker, on/off switch, volume control, and headphone jack are located behind a removable panel, on the front of the machine. Twenty-five phonograph needles are stored in a 2-inch plastic vial. "Talking Book Reproducer, Model AC-45, Serial No. 45428, for operation on 110 volts A.C. only, American Foundation for the Blind, New York, N.Y." --metal label behind turntable. "Designed And Developed By American Foundation For The Blind" --metal label behind turntable. "Audax Pat. Pend. New York." --label on arm.

Height: 8.5

Width: 15.5

Depth: 20

Date Made: 1945

Place of Origin: New York

Credit Line: Gift of Warren Figueiredo

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

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: American Foundation for the Blind

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

Updated: 03/01/2012