NLS A-74 Talking Book Machine


Accession Number: 2011.37.1

Description: Olive green plastic case with simulated leather texture, nickel plated hardware; spring green soft plastic carrying handle on front; hinged lid with two latches on front that turn to the left to open; RCA headphone jack on front right of case; green leatherette covered wooden deck with light gray enameled steel 9" turntable on left; turntable originally covered in gray foam; ivory slide switch to left of base of turntable adjusts three-speed motor from 33-16-8 rpm with a neutral station between 16 and 8; green-brown fabric colored rectangular speaker screwed into left side of lid; brushed aluminum plate on right of turntable under tone arm with screen printed safety information and instructions; black plastic on-off toggle switch on front right of deck; dark gray enameled phonograph arm on right, manually operated, aluminum rest; black plastic dials on right side of deck for volume and tone; brown plastic power cord stores in compartment at rear of base; jack beside power cord for remote control or variable speed control; aluminum tag on front of lid, "A-74 05606"; two-sided needle, detachable lid.

Height: 8

Width: 14.625

Depth: 12

Date Made: 1974

Maker: Waters Conley Company

Place of Origin: Rochester, MN

Credit Line: Gift of Eva Morton, 2011.37

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

Dimension Notes: Overall, closed; lid when open is 15.75" tall

Made: Waters Conley Company

Material: Plastic, steel, aluminum, wood, leatherette

Updated: 06/24/2021