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The Wincofon

During the 60s and 70s, was the irreplaceable complement to celebrations of parties, birthdays and assaults

At the end of the 1950s, the electric disc player "Wincofón" appeared. By means of an electric motor, it moved a rotating plate, at a constant speed of 78 RPM, 45 RPM or 33 1/3 RPM. The speed was modified by the movement of an exclusive knob. For 45 RPM discs, it was necessary to add a cylinder that was placed in the central stem, since the center of those discs was larger. They were automatic. Up to 8 discs were placed simultaneously and with a single movement of the starting knob, all could be heard. When the last disc fell, the pickup arm turned off the engine, ending the reproduction. It had 2 tines: one for 78 RPM discs and the other for slower speeds. It was rotated manually using a knob located at the front end of the arm. The "Wincofon" could be mono, with its own speaker, or stereo, by coupling a speaker to an optional output. Some models had a built-in radio. During the 60s and 70s, was the irreplaceable complement to celebrations of parties, birthdays and assaults.

Publication Date: 23/09/2018

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