Object ID 001945
Object Name Astatic Type Q-M Needle
Object Desc Package for an Astatic Type "Q-M" phonograph needle.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001524
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 phonograph needles,type q-m needle,Astatic Corp.,
Title Astatic Type Q-M Needle
Description Cardboard package wrapped in celophane for Astatic Type "Q-M" phonograph needle. Needle description in black print on front. Price: $1.50. Slogan "A Long Life Needle." Reverse side has installation instructions and manufacturer name "The Astatic Corp." Large markered numbers on back. Needle still present.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Dimensions for entire 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.
Maker Mark large Q on upper Left corner
Date APR 9,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes Some taping on package. Marker writing on back. Condition of needle unknown.