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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Recordio Discs - Homemade Records (1940s)

In the 1930's and 1940's, many people jumped on the bandwagon of purchasing home recording machines that, in the days before magnetic tape for home use, recorded onto a blank record. Machines were made by a variety of companies, but the Wilcox-Gay Recordio machines were by far the most popular, and can still be found on eBay from time to time. My grandparents used their machine quite a bit when my dad and uncle were born, and thankfully these discs weren't tossed! Dig the cool logos! Enjoy the images in the slideshow below or the discs themselves and the folder that holds them, or click through for the Flickr set. Can you tell which are 7" and which are 10"?

4 comments:

maxedesa said...

I just bought one and am looking for blank discs. Do you know where to find any?

C

Paul said...

Hello i have some of these recordio discs that you are looking for. i have 6 small ones and 2 large ones. please give me an email if you are intrested. thanks so much

maxedesa said...

Paul,
My email is maxedesa@gmail.com. Look forward to hearing from you...

GayMaze & GaySpan said...

The trouble with Recordio machines which you find on Ebay now a days is,none ever work.The cutting heads are dead and the crystals are dried up.After trying four times I have personally given up! Sellers seem to play dumb with their description,claiming it hasn't been tested but the radio works.Who the Hell cares about the radio? They were wonderful in there day,but now anyone wanting to purchase one on Ebay I'd say forget it and save your money.