wsherrick wrote:These valuable records get played when company comes over so they can hear what they sounded like when first heard. I have my share of Caruso records as well.
When my brothers and I were little kids, my parents had a Victrola??? in a cabinet, and a collection of 78 RPM records. You would wind it up with a crank and set the needle on and when it skipped you would press down a little on the tonearm to keep it in the groove. Eventually it lost its speed regulator and would run anywhere from 20 to 300 RPM depending how tight you wound it up. If the needle was missing we sharpened a pencil and played the records that way. I guess it was all a learning experience for us kids, but I shudder now at what barbarians we were, and the damage we caused.