Friday, May 16, 2014

Fisher Price Friday - Phonograph

My little ones started our day playing records so I thought I'd share our toy with you today on Fisher Price Friday.  The Fisher Price Phonograph #825 was made between 1979-1989.  It is made of lightweight plastic and comes with its own built in carrying case.

The phonograph is made of a very 1970's appropriate tan, orange and beige combo.  The 1985-1989 version was a very 1980's appropriate white and blue combo.

The phonograph can play either 33 or 45 records.  You change between the speeds with a sliding switch.

We've been collecting records from antique and secondhand stores.  Not all records are equal as my girls have learned, many skip and require a little help to keep playing.

It has a volume control slide and 4 inch built in speakers for not-so-bad sound. ;)

The phonograph plays with a needle, which is the tricky part to these older toys.  The needles eventually need to be replaced and finding one can be a challenge.  Fortunately our phonograph came with a working needle!

The bottom of the case has a space to wind and store the power cord.  It also has the Fisher Price identification and toy number.


Happy Playing!

If you love record players you'll have to check out the Music Box Record Player #995 or the Change a Tune Carousel #170.

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