For this week's Throwback Thursday I searched for the oldest record player I could find that would play a 45 rpm record.

This RCA Victor console dates back to the 1950s. While the exact date of manufacture is unknown, research indicates it was probably around 1955. That means this vintage console was born about the same time as rock-n-roll music.

The radio on this old console still works pretty well, but the record player (phonograph) is in need of a major overhaul. Due to music copyrights you couldn't actually hear the record playing, but you wouldn't have wanted to.

The radio and phonograph in this vintage RCA console are both located in the upper right side of the cabinet. The upper left side has storage for both albums and singles. The speakers are housed along the bottom.

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