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REGENTONE RECORD PLAYER IN FIBRE CASE, 1960's
Portable record player in a small suit case powered from the mains electricity.
Complete with small internal amplifier
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- This dates from around 1954/5,and the casing is made of cloth covered cardboard.
There were single play models produced with a small spindle and one that could stack records on the taller spindle.
However,there was a fault in the production that was not noticed at the time,and often you will find this record player with a hole in the lid and this was because the back hinges were not placed properly and when the lid was closed,the hole would begin to appear,caused by the long spindle.
The speed control often locked itself too,but this is a delightful
record player despite it`s faults.
.......... Gary K Waters, Blackpool,North West England., 19th of November 2015
- I have had a Regentone record player identical to this one since I was 13. I bought it second hand - I'm pretty sure, in 1959 (though your information says it was made in the 1960's) with my first wages from a newspaper delivery round. It was my best friend! And as a teenager it was in fact the centre of my social life! - Happy Days!
Amongst my first records were The Everly Brothers' 'Cathy's Clown' Cliff Richard's 'Livin' Doll' and Eddie Cochran's 'Three Steps to heaven', and then I grew into classical music and virtually wore out my brother's EP of Fingal's Cave!
It had a lot of use, so it is much shabbier than the one you feature, and from time to time my husband has tried to make me part with it, being 'not modern enough'. But I got it out of the attic last night; he tried it out for safety and viability. His comment?.. "It doesn't deserve to sound this good!"
.......... Mrs. Josephine Mudd, Norwich, 10th of March 2013