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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Tin of SONGSTER pick-up needles


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Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
Found on a trip to Crewe market this week.
The needled are made of bronze.
"MADE SPECIALLY FOR PICK-UP & CINEMA USE"
On the back of the tin it says...
"SONGSTER NEEDLES"
are GUARANTEED BRITISH MANUFACTURE
THERE ARE EIGHT DISTINCT TONES.EXTRA LOUD.LOUD.MEDIUM.SOFT.SPEARPOINT.GOLDEN.COLLAR.AND PICK-UP,TO SUIT ALL TASTES.
What a wonderful choice.
Made by
J.Stead & Co Ltd Sheffield

7 Comments:

Blogger swapatorium said...

What a lovely tin and personally, I would go for the GOLDEN. Not sure what that means, but it sounds good.

25 March, 2005  
Blogger michael said...

Why the two kinds of loud I wonder?

26 March, 2005  
Blogger Jonathan said...

I have no idea what this is... a game ??? Two loudnesses to play in the dark of the cinema... I AM confused...

26 March, 2005  
Blogger hazel said...

Hi Jon
This is a tiny tin of needles for a gramaphone player..for old 33 and a third records. A very early stylus.
These are unusual, and michael has been told these were used in cinemas on their record players to play sound for the old films.
way way back....

27 March, 2005  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Thanks, Hazel...
Hoppy Easter.

27 March, 2005  
Blogger Ed Giecek said...

This must'a been before they discovered diamond'z, huh?

29 March, 2005  
Blogger michael said...

I don't really understand how they used these in cinemas unless they just plonked the records on in certain places when a song was needed?

11 April, 2005  

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