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Are 78 rpm records worth anything?

Are 78 rpm records worth anything?

The accompanying album covers of 78 vinyl records are often worth as much or more than the actual record discs. 78 records and their covers that were released between the 1950s and 1980s are particularly collectible with often elaborate and iconic art images and artist likenesses.

Do record players play 78 rpm?

Answer: Yes, Audio-Technica’s popular AT-LP120-USB and AT-LP1240-USB turntables will allow the platter to play at the 78 RPM speed. But the correct speed is only part of the solution – a proper 78 RPM stylus should also be used when playing 78 RPM records on your turntable.

What records use 78 rpm?

Any flat disc record, made between about 1898 and the late 1950s and playing at a speed around 78 revolutions per minute is called a “78” by collectors. The materials of which discs were made and with which they were coated were also various; shellac eventually became the commonest material.


Where can I listen to recordings of 78 rpms?

Listen to this collection of 78rpm records, cylinder recordings, and other recordings from the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Also the Internet Archive has digitized many. Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter .

When did 78 rpm turntables become the norm?

However, unlike the Edison model, his playback device used an electric motor. The motor played back a disc at times between 70 and 80 RPM. As more and more audio manufacturers turned to producing record players, the idea of a 78 RPM turntable became the norm.

Who is the owner of the 78 rpm collection?

This 78rpm collection was made by Joseph Almeida who began collecting in the 1990s. The material is mostly popular music, i.e. band dance music and vocal music. The focus is on early electrical recordings 1925-1935 but the collection contains many acoustical recordings in the collection dating back to 1901.

How many 78 RPMs are there in the world?

The collection contains 41,888 78s (10″ and 12″), LPs, and 45’s that encompass a broad selection of classical, ethnic, and popular music.