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8 Track Journal
Thursday, 19 May 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten excited over a good 8 track player but last week it happened at the 14th annual benevolence fund rummage sale (which I’m still not sure where the funds are going but a sale is a sale) when I found this handsome wood grain Sears all in one 8 track, cassette, radio, alarm, and even a jack to put in a phonograph system. I almost think this was a precursor to a smart phone with all its functions and only wish it was endorsed by Ted Williams the way most of the classy Sears products were at the time of its production but alas. Still it reminds me of a portable version of those giant 5 feet long wall units that play records and some have TV sets built in them. The 8 track part didn’t work at first but a few sprays of WD40 later and a push start on the flywheel fixed that, I’ll be tinkering with the back of it with the computer to see if I can bring it into the future with MP3s.

 


Posted by gregg-n at 11:03 AM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 19 May 2016 11:04 AM PDT

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