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RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948
 
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RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948: details and images

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RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948 - catridge and stylus The cartridge and stylus. The diamond stylus can clearly be seen attached to the end of the curved tubular cantilever.

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RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948 - 5 disc set and its typically lavishly illustrated box. A classical 5-disc set and its typically lavishly illustrated box. Early vinylite discs were red until it was discovered that adding a black lubricating pigment reduced the materials inherent surface noise.

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RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948 - pick-up cartridge and stylus The pick-up cartridge and stylus viewed from below.

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RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948 - autochange mechanism The autochange mechanism. One disc lies on the turntable and further discs are supported above the turntable by the autochange mechanism, ready to fall into place. The discs are supported by two protruding shims on the spindle column.

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RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948 - spindle column The spindle column. The retractable shims which support the remaining discs are clearly shown on both sides of the column. These withdraw into the column when the arm reaches the rest position after playing the previous side, allowing the next disc to fall.

Rotations and views

A selection of views from the interactive rotations, to view the whole set of rotation images you can download rcavictor.zip (6MB) which contains all 36 images.

RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948
RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948
RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948
RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948
RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948
RCA Victor QEY 4 autochange record player, 1948

 
 

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