r/OldSchoolCool Oct 02 '22

1960 Philips under dash car record player...

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877 Upvotes

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

Neat! IIRC from a Jay Leno video, these were for while the car is stationary, because driving would make the record skip too easily

23

u/u9Nails Oct 02 '22

Ohh, "parking"!!! Props to the horny teen who could afford one.

28

u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

Hold on baby, let me put on some music.

A-well-a everybody's heard... About the bird...

3

u/MonkeyChoker80 Oct 02 '22

Wait. Sorry, baby!

Let me just flip to the B-Side.

Never gonna give you up! Never gonna let you down!

10

u/crudedrawer Oct 02 '22

Every time I've seen one of these I've thought "that's so stupid, no road is smooth enough!" but of course it's for when the car is parked. I can't believe I never made that connection before!

2

u/DMala Oct 02 '22

I was just about to say, I always wanted to see a teardown of one of these to see how they were able to stabilize the needle enough. Makes sense that it could only be used while parked.

1

u/TransposingJons Oct 02 '22

So many dead batteries.

4

u/KeithMyArthe Oct 02 '22

Watching the submarine races

15

u/dog-pussy Oct 02 '22

Find an old jukebox full of 45s

9

u/Explorer_5150 Oct 02 '22

Honestly,the first time I have ever seen one of these. Earliest I remember are 8 track tape players.

7

u/Bubbagumpredditor Oct 02 '22

My cars had no track players....

6

u/Explorer_5150 Oct 02 '22

AM only.

2

u/DMala Oct 02 '22

I can remember my mom getting an aftermarket FM unit wired into her '72 Duster so we could get FM radio.

7

u/MadRockthethird Oct 02 '22

My father had the first mustang with one of these. He went into the Air Force and while he was serving my grandmother sold it without telling him.

2

u/Doc891 Oct 02 '22

I remember the vivid multipage description of them in "The Watson's Go to Birmingham". I remember reading it and visualizing an open top lp player like my dads sitting on the dash trying to figure out how that worked lmao.

2

u/taxthepoor Oct 02 '22

That's killer...

1

u/SlimPickens77Box Oct 02 '22

This is awesome. I collect records and old cars..

1

u/MidnightSunGod Oct 02 '22

Still would have been stolen in the late 90's - mid 2000's

"Oh is that a deck in an unattended vehicle? Why yes I will help myself to your property and thank you."

1

u/Mapkoz2 Oct 02 '22

How did one power this up?

0

u/SirLordTheThird Oct 02 '22

How wouldn't the record skip and get scratched?

1

u/Boozie42 Oct 02 '22

I had absolutely no idea these existed, so cool! Thanks for the post👍

1

u/jwg2695 Oct 02 '22

My grandparents had one of those.

1

u/LightsoutSD Oct 03 '22

I did not know these existed.

1

u/bullsnake2000 Oct 03 '22

8 track tape players came next along with a cb radio. My dad installed them in the cars of all our family and friends.

My job was to carry the red leather case that held all our 8-track tapes, to the car,every time we went somewhere.

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u/LuckyAreWe Oct 02 '22

What's the anti-skip feature like on that one?

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u/bill_gannon Oct 02 '22

This looks like something the owner just bolted in. Look at the mounting. Strapping bent over on itself and screwed to the dash.

0

u/Boozie42 Oct 02 '22

I'm guessing you couldn't run this for more than 10 minutes and not need jumped cables 😂

0

u/Notagenyus Oct 02 '22

How would you set the needle?

3

u/BIGD0G29585 Oct 02 '22

It’s a 45 single. One song on the front and one on the back.

1

u/Notagenyus Oct 02 '22

Ah, thank you!

0

u/Familiar_Reaction_33 Oct 02 '22

Used to fit these when I was younger in the late sixties I think. They worked well didn't jump much at all.