Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Vinyl Killer!

I learned about this Japanese toy from the 1970s on the American Pickers show.

Apparently, the actual name of this device is the "Soundwagon", but its fans have dubbed it the "Vinyl Killer" because of its effects on the vinyl records it plays.

I admire this for so many reasons.

I love the genius of this type of out-of-the-box thinking.  To be able to think outside the norm of placing a vinyl record inside the "box" of a stereo system, to find the wild and zany freedom of the record player actually scooting around on the record as if it were an asphalt skid circle ... well, I just don't have words to describe the genius of that!  I can't believe I didn't hear about these when they first came out.  Enjoy!

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