AFB Talking Book Reproducer, Model U-10


Accession Number: 2001.131

Description: Portable phonograph with built in radio; designed to play records (rigid discs) at 33 1/3 rpm; hinged lid with built in speaker; 12-inch turntable with brown felt covering; variable speed and pitch controls; hinged metal container, approx. 1 1/2 in. (diameter), located at the left corner behind the turntable, holds steel phonograph needles (7 are in container); front panel opens to reveal radio controls with braille on tuning dial; worn leather handle on right side. "Model U-10, serial no. 339, for operation on 110 volts A.C. or D.C." --metal label located behind turntable.

Height: 9

Width: 15

Depth: 20

Date Made: ca. 1935

Place of Origin: New York

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2001.131

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