The 15 Most Incredible Space Age Record Players

Extra-terrestrial turntables.

When the Space Age blasted off with Sputnik 1 in 1957, pop culture desperately followed the smoke. The obsession with space travel left a sleekly futuristic print on everything, simultaneously stimulating and exploiting society’s enthusiasm for technology and future.

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The Verge: Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

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Article: Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor George Blood L.P. and additional volunteers, the Great 78 Project to date has put over 50,000 digitized 78rpm discs and cylinder recordings on the Internet Archive, which can be listened to in all their crackling glory.