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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 9
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Dimensions refer to cardboard package.
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.
Date APR 9,2014
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.