Object ID 001942
Object Name Coronado Phonograph Needle CRA-57
Object Desc Package for a Coronado phonograph needle. Model: CRA-57. Ronette Cartridge.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001521
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 9
Start Year Range 1950s
End Year Range 1960s
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Coronado brand,Gamble-Skogmo, Inc.,Cartridge Ronette,phonograph needles,styluses,
Title Coronado Phonograph Needle
Description Package of a "high fidelity" phonograph needle. Product name: Coronado. Model #s: 43-3747 and CRA-57. Blue and white cardboard/plastic package. Needle inside is a copper color, sapphire tip. "Gamble-Skogmo, Inc." company name on front. Installation procedure and item details on back (price-$2.50, repl., spd, tip, etc).
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Dimensions refer to entire package.
Place of Origin
Maker Gamble-Skogmo, Inc.
Maker Details Gamble-Skogmo Inc. was a conglomerate of retail chains and other businesses that was headquartered in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Gamble-Skogmo carried a line of home appliances, including radios, televisions, refrigerators, and freezers, under the Coronado brand name. In March 1925, Bertin Gamble and Philip Skogmo opened the first Gamble Auto Supply store in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In 1928, they moved their headquarters to Minneapolis. By 1929, the chain consisted of 55 stores in five states. Eventually, Gamble stores were franchised, and by 1939 there were 1,500 Gamble dealers and 300 corporate stores in 24 states. In 1947, Gamble-Skogmo went public with its first offering of common stock. From the mid-1940s to the end of the 1970s, Gamble and Skogmo diversified their businesses into many new endeavors. In 1980, it was sold to the Wickes Corporation of California.
Date APR 9,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes Some discolored taping on package. Appears to be unopened. Condition of needle is unknown, but still in package. Some folding/wear of the cardboard on package.
Date APR 9,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 9 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin