Record Player Design Mimics Auto Styling – Part 1

February 1, 2007

by Dave Schmidt

Arvin Record Player Styled Like Buick 1949 Buick Roadmaster crop

Funny how some of the record players from the late 40s and early 50s looked like the smiley end of those Bulge-Mobile autos sitting out in those first suburban driveways. In this case, they both look kind-of mean: the 1949 Buick Roadmaster, and the Arvin 302 record player. If you liked the Buick, but couldn’t afford it – you could always get the record player instead and get the same basic mood. .Eat a Peach


Speaking of those mid-century vehicles – here’s just the middle of a front cover of a great gatefold – 70s LP art inspired by the truckin’ days past. I gave you the name of this southern rock-blues-country group. But what’s the album title?



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One Response to “Record Player Design Mimics Auto Styling – Part 1”

  1. Jackson said

    I truly enjoyed reading this write-up.Thank you.

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