This battery powered portable record player was made by Baird Ltd. in 1960 and is shown here with the original packaging.
The black plastic base and gold metal stylus, arm and lid measures just 22cm in length and 11cm wide, but it can play both single and LP records.
The speed is produced by two drive wheels; one is triggered when the arm is in position for a single, providing 45rpm and the other wheel operates at 33rpm when there is an LP on the record player.
Three small feet open out from the base when the player is operating. This allows it to stand above the surface and gives room for sound to come from the speaker underneath. The record is held between the closed lid and the base.
The player was advertised as weighing less than 2lbs and operating on 1.5 volt batteries. It sold for 15 guineas.
info by Katy