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Object ID 001944

Object Name Astatic Type Q Needle

Object Desc Package for an Astatic Type "Q" Phonograph Needle for the QT-LQD series.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001523

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 1930s

End Year Range 1960s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Type Q needle,Astatic Corp.,phonograph needles,

Title Astatic Type Q Needle

Description Cardboard package wrapped in celophane for Astatic phonograph needle. Model: type "Q" for QT-LQD series. Slogan "A Long Life Needle." Large Q in upper left hand corner holds needle. Needle is gold-colored with metal tip. Large numbers written in marker on back of package. Instructions for replacing needle on back. Price:$1.00


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 2.5

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions refer to cardboard package.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The Astatic Corporation

Maker Details In 1930, two amateur radio operators, Creed M. Chorpening, W8WR (later W8MJM) and F.H. Woodworth, W8AHW began experimenting with different types of microphones for their "ham' stations. Chorpening and Woodworth founded The Astatic Microphone Laboratory, Inc. in Youngstown, Ohio in 1933. Their mutual friend, Charles Semple was brought into the company as general manager to manufacture and market the company's model D-104 Crystal Microphone as well as other crystal microphones, crystal phonograph pickups and recording heads. In 1944, Astatic moved operations to Conneaut, Ohio and supplied microphones, pickups and crystal cartridges as well as hydrophone and Sonar devices to the military during World War II. After World War II, Astatic Microphone Laboratory became The Astatic Corporation. Currently, the company is located in Solon, Ohio and offers microphones and audio accessories to various audio industries.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001523

Description Astatic Phonograph Needle


Date APR 9,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Although needle is present, package is in poor condition due to discoloration and taping of package. Large markered numbers are written all over back of package. Needle condition is unknown.