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(Yorkshire Post)   The 45rpm record turns 65 years old. Now where did I put that spindle adapter?   (yorkshirepost.co.uk) divider line 74
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2014-03-31 09:11:04 PM  
spydersden.files.wordpress.com
Without the plastic spindle it's tough to adapt.
 
2014-03-31 09:19:30 PM  
I knew exactly what subby was talking about, and you have no idea how depressing that is to me.

I even had a couple of 78s growing up.  And if  you understood that, you know why I need a drink right now.
 
2014-03-31 09:35:12 PM  

Principal Clarinet: [spydersden.files.wordpress.com image 277x300]
Without the plastic spindle it's tough to adapt.


Came here to post pics of this.
It's nice to see the other people that know what albums and 45's are.
 
2014-03-31 09:51:59 PM  
My first 45 was Cream's "White Room".

Yellow 78's were where it was at when I was 1963.

/bimbombay
 
2014-03-31 10:31:07 PM  
Yep.
I'm trying to remember how the mechanism on my parents' Hi-Fi worked that allowed you to stack several 45s on the center spindle, turn the knob, and they would play in sequence.
I'm thinking it took a spindle adapter for each 45, but not sure...

/buzzed
 
2014-03-31 10:43:50 PM  

bearded clamorer: Yep.
I'm trying to remember how the mechanism on my parents' Hi-Fi worked that allowed you to stack several 45s on the center spindle, turn the knob, and they would play in sequence.
I'm thinking it took a spindle adapter for each 45, but not sure...

/buzzed


It was rigged for LPs, and the 45's had a yellow plastic insert.

There was also a dedicated 45 adapter on the spindle of the 33 turntable, with a crochet needle on top to let the next disk fall.
 
2014-03-31 10:56:30 PM  
Marcus Aurelius:

There was also a dedicated 45 adapter on the spindle of the 33 turntable, with a crochet needle on top to let the next disk fall.


www.stevenjohnson.com
Something similar to this.
 
2014-03-31 10:58:29 PM  
thumbs4.ebaystatic.com
Another 45rpm turntable adapter.
 
2014-03-31 11:00:23 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: bearded clamorer: Yep.
I'm trying to remember how the mechanism on my parents' Hi-Fi worked that allowed you to stack several 45s on the center spindle, turn the knob, and they would play in sequence.
I'm thinking it took a spindle adapter for each 45, but not sure...

/buzzed

It was rigged for LPs, and the 45's had a yellow plastic insert.

There was also a dedicated 45 adapter on the spindle of the 33 turntable, with a crochet needle on top to let the next disk fall.


I had one that could stack 3 records.
 
2014-03-31 11:03:15 PM  

Marcus Aurelius:
It was rigged for LPs, and the 45's had a yellow plastic insert.

There was also a dedicated 45 adapter on the spindle of the 33 turntable, with a crochet needle on top to let the next disk fall.


Kind of remembering...
And there was also a rotating arm that you placed over the top record in the stack, I believe.

It was a wondrous piece of engineering to this young boy in the 60s.
 
2014-03-31 11:16:55 PM  
bearded clamorer

Kind of remembering...
And there was also a rotating arm that you placed over the top record in the stack, I believe.

It was a wondrous piece of engineering to this young boy in the 60s.



i.ebayimg.com
 
2014-04-01 12:12:12 AM  
My grandparents had a Rock-Ola Rocket from 1950 exactly like this Link. I've never had a turntable that could play 45s since they passed away, but I did take all my favorite records out of that jukebox and still have them.
 
2014-04-01 12:54:42 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: My first 45 was Cream's "White Room".

Yellow 78's were where it was at when I was 1963.

/bimbombay


You were one thousand nine hundred sixty three years old??

(I kid)

Mine was "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)".  I believe the B-side was "Another One Of My Turns"?

/I was 5
//One of my best memories of kindergarten was someone took a marker and wrote "We Don't Need No Education" on the bus.
///Turned out to be true... long story
 
2014-04-01 12:58:18 AM  
I used to have a turntable with a built-in adapter. Just pull up and twist. Google is failing me at the moment, though.
 
2014-04-01 01:28:10 AM  

Principal Clarinet: Another 45rpm turntable adapter.


Oh my god. If I'm not mistaken, that spindle comes from a DuMount HiFi stereo. My dad had one, except he never got the second speaker that was optional.

Brother has it now!
 
2014-04-01 03:28:01 AM  

downstairs: Marcus Aurelius: My first 45 was Cream's "White Room".

Yellow 78's were where it was at when I was 1963.

/bimbombay

You were one thousand nine hundred sixty three years old??

(I kid)

Mine was "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)".  I believe the B-side was "Another One Of My Turns"?

/I was 5
//One of my best memories of kindergarten was someone took a marker and wrote "We Don't Need No Education" on the bus.
///Turned out to be true... long story


In those days people could spell.
 
2014-04-01 06:57:25 AM  
Everybody had 45s when I was younger.  You'd buy the 45 for the song you wanted and always ended up with some piece of crap on the flip side.  In my experience, the 45 record changer spindles seldom worked as well as advertised - the records would hang up if they didn't stay exactly straight on the over-sized spindle.  Also, that spindle slid over the regular LP spindle and if the mechanisms didn't line up exactly right, functionality was impaired.  But they were what passed for hi-tech "in the day."

I felt really old a few years ago when I had a HS student doing some work for me on the farm.  He was telling me he played in the band.  I had also played in the band back in HS and, at the request of the director, had written some arrangements of new tunes for the marching band and the pep band that played at basketball games.  I was telling this kid about that and told him that the band director would give me a 45 and tell me to write an arrangement.  The kid looked at me totally dumbfounded and asked "What did you need a gun for?"
 
2014-04-01 06:59:55 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: My first 45 was Cream's "White Room".

Yellow 78's were where it was at when I was 1963.

/bimbombay


I had a record player when I was 4 or 5.  I remember figuring out that I had to match the number on the record to the number on the player for it to sound right.  45's and 78's tough me my first lessons on numbers.   I don't remember what the 45 was but the '78 was Teddy Bears Have a Picnic.
 
2014-04-01 07:27:35 AM  
This was our first player.
img.fark.net

I'm old.
 
2014-04-01 07:53:32 AM  
I still collect 45s from the 50s and 60s. 40 +. Years. Mostly blues, R&B, New Orleans, and rockabilly. It's either that or heroin.
 
2014-04-01 07:54:54 AM  

PainInTheASP: I knew exactly what subby was talking about, and you have no idea how depressing that is to me.

I even had a couple of 78s growing up.  And if  you understood that, you know why I need a drink right now.


Ah c'mon. At least you (we) still have enough RAM in our brains to reminisce about such things.

/those adapters were everywhere in our house, they breed
 
2014-04-01 08:01:38 AM  

bearded clamorer: Marcus Aurelius:
It was rigged for LPs, and the 45's had a yellow plastic insert.

There was also a dedicated 45 adapter on the spindle of the 33 turntable, with a crochet needle on top to let the next disk fall.

Kind of remembering...
And there was also a rotating arm that you placed over the top record in the stack, I believe.

It was a wondrous piece of engineering to this young boy in the 60s.


Yea, but the spindle we had was much slimmer, and with that you could stack 8-10 45s or 4-5 albums. Don't think it worked for 78s.
 
2014-04-01 08:16:31 AM  

Principal Clarinet: [spydersden.files.wordpress.com image 277x300]
Without the plastic spindle it's tough to adapt.


PainInTheASP: I knew exactly what subby was talking about, and you have no idea how depressing that is to me.

I even had a couple of 78s growing up.  And if  you understood that, you know why I need a drink right now.


JoieD'Zen: Principal Clarinet: [spydersden.files.wordpress.com image 277x300]
Without the plastic spindle it's tough to adapt.

Came here to post pics of this.
It's nice to see the other people that know what albums and 45's are.


am i really THAT old at 38 that knowing what 45s, 33 rpm LPs, 78s, etc are is a surprising thing?

thanks to my dad's closet i still technically own 45s and 33s...and he has a pretty decent collection as well
 
2014-04-01 08:25:16 AM  

The Bird: This was our first player.
[img.fark.net image 850x566]

I'm old.


gheymann.files.wordpress.com

Actually had one of these.
Nope, I'm not 'that' old. Just had an antique Victrola.
 
2014-04-01 08:26:10 AM  
 
2014-04-01 08:36:40 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: My first 45 was Cream's "White Room".


Nice.  I know I'm younger than you.

Fox on the Run

4.bp.blogspot.com

Still have it somewhere.  Not collectible.
 
2014-04-01 08:47:19 AM  

Principal Clarinet: [spydersden.files.wordpress.com image 277x300]
Without the plastic spindle it's tough to adapt.


Those plastic thingies are called "record spiders".

/the more you know...
 
2014-04-01 08:54:29 AM  
78 - 45 - 33 - 162/3
 
2014-04-01 08:55:46 AM  

The Bird: This was our first player.
[img.fark.net image 850x566]

I'm old.


Mine, too.
I still have all the records.
 
2014-04-01 09:20:11 AM  

The Bird: This was our first player.
[img.fark.net image 850x566]

I'm old.


At least from an aesthetic viewpoint, that is a fantastic piece of design.  Looks like something Apple would have come up with if they had to work with Bakelite.
 
2014-04-01 09:29:48 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The Bird: This was our first player.
[img.fark.net image 850x566]

I'm old.

[gheymann.files.wordpress.com image 320x410]

Actually had one of these.
Nope, I'm not 'that' old. Just had an antique Victrola.


I have one as well. I regularly use it, and yes, I should seek therapy. My first 45 was "Popcorn" by Melted Butter (I was a kindergartner) followed quickly by  Golden Earing's "Radar Love" and Boston's "More Than a Feeling".  I was a kid, I didn't know any better...
 
2014-04-01 10:01:39 AM  

vudukungfu: The Bird: This was our first player.
[img.fark.net image 850x566]

I'm old.

Mine, too.
I still have all the records.


Me too. I play them for my kids and they love it. Youngest is into Queen, Mountain, and Sabbath, especially Iron Man.
 
2014-04-01 10:06:54 AM  
It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure this was my first 45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REj9ctsLRKc
 
2014-04-01 10:22:39 AM  
my parents had and maintained a stereo system with a LP, dual cassette players, and an 8-track (!) for most of my youth in the 80s and 90s...

finally dumped it in about 1998 when we moved...
 
2014-04-01 10:28:34 AM  
I wore out many a 45 on this bad boy in my day:

images1.callisale.com
 
Ant
2014-04-01 10:34:02 AM  
Get off my lawn!
s.ecrater.com
 
Ant
2014-04-01 10:35:38 AM  

bearded clamorer: Yep.
I'm trying to remember how the mechanism on my parents' Hi-Fi worked that allowed you to stack several 45s on the center spindle, turn the knob, and they would play in sequence.
I'm thinking it took a spindle adapter for each 45, but not sure...

/buzzed


See my post above.
 
Ant
2014-04-01 10:40:50 AM  
Remember these?

hillbillyatharvard.files.wordpress.com
hillbillyatharvard.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-01 10:41:00 AM  
In two weeks I'm getting my Granddad's 1962 Danish Modern RCA console stereo.  Six speakers powered by all tubes.  I'll most likely replace the record player/changer with something less clunky.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-01 10:41:49 AM  
I also remember getting this one fairly young
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tlxr9vmv0A
 
2014-04-01 10:43:47 AM  

Ant: Remember these?


Yes!!!  My grandparents had one.  I'd give anything to have it now.
 
2014-04-01 10:48:09 AM  

Ant: Remember these?


My grandmother had one of those with a TV in addition to everything else.

And we had a TV with an ultrasonic clicker remote.
 
2014-04-01 10:48:19 AM  

fusillade762: I used to have a turntable with a built-in adapter. Just pull up and twist. Google is failing me at the moment, though.


Me too. It was in a little suitcase with a handle, so you could take your music with you!!

/so cool
 
2014-04-01 10:54:44 AM  
My mom was tending towards the hoarding at the end of her life, and when she passed, my dad cleaned out a mountain of clutter. It needed to be done, but sadly some stuff that I would have liked to have kept got tossed. Like my little box of 45s. I had some great ones, including The Erlking, read by Vincent Price. (Wet your pants scary, that was)

I also had ABC by the Jackson 5, that I cut off of a cardboard cereal box. The 45 was square and cardboard, but played amazingly well despite that. I wish I still had that one.
 
2014-04-01 11:08:26 AM  

ColSanders: I wore out many a 45 on this bad boy in my day:

[images1.callisale.com image 300x225]


The weight of Mickey's "hand" on that thing is probably enough to rip a record apart in 10 plays.

Bah.  We had a Wurlitzer jukebox where the 78's were stacked along one side (it could play one side only), it would rotate the record out of the stack then the turntable would go up through the record (hmmmm....) to meet the tone arm at the top.  It had a magnetic cartridge (with a real horseshoe magnet), stylus pressure must have been enough to draw blood.

I think the only pieces left are the electromagnetic speaker and the amplifier.
 
2014-04-01 11:17:25 AM  
Hey, today's also the 30th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's death, making this the perfect forum for this joke:

What did Marvin Gaye's father say to him before he died?
This is the last 45 you'll ever hear.
 
2014-04-01 11:22:54 AM  
First 45 that I bought with my own allowance money: Let It Be.

True fact.
 
2014-04-01 11:25:42 AM  
I heart this thread.
 
2014-04-01 11:36:43 AM  

namegoeshere: fusillade762: I used to have a turntable with a built-in adapter. Just pull up and twist. Google is failing me at the moment, though.

Me too. It was in a little suitcase with a handle, so you could take your music with you!!

/so cool


www.brookstone.com

I picked up one of these. It sounds surprisingly good.

If you click on the picture, it will take you to Amazon (a website in the future) where you can purchase them online!
 
2014-04-01 11:38:34 AM  
Can't remember my first 45, but my first LP was Boston's first album. Still have it...only been played 5 times to tape it so I could then play the cassette to death.

/Beseler turntable (still have that too) played through a Sansui D-series tube amp into an Akai tape deck
 
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