World’s Smallest Talking Machine (Jul, 1932)

World’s Smallest Talking Machine

HERE is a portable talking machine that is thoroughly “portable.” Reputed to be the world’s smallest, the miniature, shown on the right, is constructed of steel and leather, and looks like a folding camera.

The horn is carried inside the machine and the same screw that is used for fixing the record to the plate is used in closing the apparatus. It weighs slightly over three pounds and tits in a coat pocket.

  1. Myles says: December 9, 20073:13 pm

    I just looked at my coat pocket I don’t think it is going to fit. Also at over three pounds it is going to make the coat lopsided.

  2. Bob says: December 9, 20075:00 pm

    Think how much fun you could have setting this next to someone’s iPod or even better Zune.

  3. Stannous says: December 9, 20078:23 pm

    Aren’t those Steve Jobs’ hands?

  4. Adrian says: December 10, 20073:55 am

    I think the OCR wants to put other things in coat pockets 🙂

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