AFB Talking Book Reproducer, Model S-10


Accession Number: 2001.149.1a-c

Description: Portable spring-driven phonograph for playing 12-inch phonograph discs at 33 1/3 or 78 rpm. Phonograph has a hinged lid with silver metal clasps; turntable with brown felt covering; hinged metal container, approx. 1 1/2 in. (diameter), located at the left corner behind the turntable, holding 48 steel phonograph needles; an expanding pocket attached to the inside of the lid for storage of records and headphones; an outside covering of black leather-like material; and a black leather handle on the right side. "Talking Book Reproducer, Model S10, Serial No. 147, American Foundation for the Blind, N.Y." on metal label located behind turntable. Includes headphones with a faded black, cloth-covered head band. "Chicago Tel. Supply Co., DX Special" on earpiece; and metal crank with wooden handle for winding the phonograph. .1a - phonograph .1b - headphones .1c - metal crank

Height: 9

Width: 15.25

Depth: 16

Date Made: ca. 1935

Place of Origin: New York, NY

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2001.149

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

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: American Foundation for the Blind

Material: Wood, leatherette, leather, steel, aluminum, brass

Updated: 07/24/2015