1940 Approximate
Astatoc Record Player. Material: metal, wood, leather. Size:15" L. x 7 1/2" D. Description: black leatherette over wooden frame case; black arm: "Astatic Microphone Laboratory Inc. Youngstown, Ohio Licensed under Brush Development Co. Patents Model S-8 Number 44812 Made in U.S.A."; brown velvet covered 10" diameter portable turntable; attachment for separate speakers; hinged cover holds inside record pocket; front closure with two metal clips; on/off controls at front left stage; record speed adjustment pointer extends beneath turntable; manually operated tone arm; black electrical cord and black electrical cord with red end.
This phonograph was used to supply Christmas music to downtown Janesville via loudspeakers placed outside Harvey Gardner's law office at 216 N. Main St.