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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Phonograph


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 9

Object Date

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

Height 0.25

Length 2.5

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions refer to entire package.

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001521

Description Coronado Phonograph Needle


Date APR 9,2014

Summary Fair

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