RCA 45 rpm Record Player, Model 6-JY-1C, 1949-1951

Summary

The 45 rpm record format was developed at RCA in 1949 under the leadership of David Sarnoff. The 45 format typically held one song per side, requiring active forms of listening. This record changer allowed stacks of durable 45s to be set on the top spindle; as each record finished playing, a new record would drop down onto the turntable.

The 45 rpm record format was developed at RCA in 1949 under the leadership of David Sarnoff. The 45 format typically held one song per side, requiring active forms of listening. This record changer allowed stacks of durable 45s to be set on the top spindle; as each record finished playing, a new record would drop down onto the turntable.

Artifact

Phonograph

Date Made

1949-1951

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

95.7.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Iron alloy
Plastic (Organic material)
Copper alloy

Dimensions

Height: 6.75 in

Width: 7.25 in

Length: 11.5 in

Inscriptions

RCA Victor

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