We couldn’t find any information on this Telefunken Musikkoffer (music case) ad (from the 1950s or 1960s?), but it was too cool to pass up. And it sounds even better plugged in!


    A Garrard Model 70 automatic turntable, circa 1973. By this time Garrards had strayed from the specs of the classics, but there was something just too cool about that angled headshell mounted on the straight tonearm. Photo courtesy of Howard Kneller.


    What we wouldn’t give to see that fold-out chart on hi-fi sound. Electronics World Hi-Fi Annual & Audio Handbook, 1960.


    A noteworthy Philips poster from 1960. Some of those radios look like they’re mono, though…

    Howard Kneller’s audio and art photography can be found on Instagram (@howardkneller@howardkneller.photog) and Facebook (@howardkneller).

    4 comments on “On the Case”

    1. The ad of the Telefunken Gramophone obviously was released in the 40th, see price indicated in RM and not DM! No power cord needed. The cord seen is needed to fix the lid when the coffin is closed.

      1. Hi Paul, thanks for those astute observations. Now that I look more closely, I can see that strap doesn’t look like a power cord after all. I could make corrections to the caption, but let’s leave this comment trail as is…it’s more fun and instructive to see your corrections.

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