APH Talking Book Reproducer Model TR-1000


Accession Number: 2006.53.2

Description: TR-1000 Talking Book phonograph; charcoal gray leatherette-covered case with removable lid, nickel-plated hardware, and gray plastic carrying handle; black rubber feet on base and bright plated feet on back; solid-state transistor amplification system; speaker mounted in lid on left side, covered with gray metallic speaker cloth, cord from lid plugs into RCA jack on right rear of deck; RCA headphone jack on front right; white plastic speed selector switch extends from the turntable to left, settings for 33 1/3, 16 2/3, and 8 1/3 rpm; aluminum tone arm had aluminum lever on top, when compressed it withdraws the needle cartridge and extends a white plastic bar which will find the edge of the record as the arm is lowered to assist with locating the beginning of the record by a VI user; black rotary power/volume switch and tone switch in front right of deck; gray enameled stamped steel turntable with gray foam pad; black 6 foot plastic power cord; metal tag on front, "APH"; serial# 4224.

Height: 7.5

Width: 16

Depth: 13

Date Made: ca. 1980

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Archives, 2006.53

Subjects: Reading devices for the disabled Assistive technology Talking books

Dimension Notes: overall, closed

Made: American Printing House for the Blind

Material: Wood, paper, aluminum, steel, plastic

Updated: 03/13/2015