A portable phonograph player with a snap on lid. The phonograph has a blue metal casing, a small stylus and a plastic arm. It features a dial to adjust the speed next to the stylus and it has a handle on one side. "Stylus/D6175R" is written in black marker on the stylus. A white power cable and plug is also fitted to the phonograph which has holes on the underside that form the speaker. The lid is grey metal with a white trim. A sticker on the interior of the lid reads "GOLDEN GROOVE/SOLID STATE RECORD PLAYER MODEL M56/Warning No internal part should be touched until this/apparatus has been disconnected from the/supply by the withdrawal of the plug or adapter./ MAINS SUPPLY: 230V AC 50 CYCLES 25 WATTS./ Manufactured by/AKRAD RADIO CORPORATION LTD WAIHI."
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This record player was used in coastal Taranaki primary schools to play records, typically folk dancing records.
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