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Joe´s Music Rack
Part of
YOUR KEY TO COLLECTIBLES©

The 16 RPM
Record Section

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The 16 rpm record (16 2/3 rpm to be correct) appeared in Germany, and England about 1936-7), later in the US, about 1957. It was used primarily by the U.S. Government in its "Talking Books for the Blind" program, and used for radio transcription discs to take advantage of the increased playing time, almost double that of a 33 1/3 long playing record, with fidelity about 300 to 3000 hertz, same as a telephone, and were never widely available commercially. However, Peter Goldmark, the man who developed the 33 1/3 rpm record for Columbia Records, developed the "Highway Hi-Fi" 16 rpm record, a 7-inch disc, identical to a 45 rpm single, to be played in Chrysler automobiles, but do to poor performance of the system and weak implementation by both Chrysler and Columbia, led to its demise. It was common to see new turntable models with a 16 rpm speed setting produced as late as the 1970s.

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16 RPM SECTION
part of the Music Section of
YOUR KEY TO COLLECTIBLES©
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16 R P M Records Section
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Joe´s Music Rack
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YOUR KEY TO COLLECTIBLES© 1997

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