What is the adapter for 45 records called?

45 rpm spindle adapter
A 45 rpm adapter (also 45 rpm record insert, 45 rpm spindle adapter, 7-inch adapter or spider, the common size of 45 RPM records) is a small plastic or metal insert that goes in the middle of a 45-rpm record so it can be played on the standard size spindle of a turntable.

Do you need a 45 rpm adapter?

In order to play a 45 RPM record that has a 1.5-inch hole, you must use an adapter that has an outside diameter of 1.5 inches and a 0.25-inch hole in the center. Please note that a 45 RPM record with a 0.25-inch hole does not need an adapter and should be placed over the turntable’s spindle-like a 33-1/3 RPM record.

What is 45 rpm adapter used for?

A 45 rpm adapter (also 45 rpm record insert, or 45 rpm spindle adapter) is a small plastic or metal insert that goes in the middle of a 45-rpm record so it will play on a turntable.

Can you play a 45 on a record player?

Each adapter allows you to play 45 RPM singles on almost any record player. The adapters are easy to use, simply snap it into the center of the 7″ record and place on the turntable spindle – no tools are required!

Why is a 45 record called that?

In order to make the disc smaller than the 10-inch, 78-rpm discs used since the 1890s, they reduced the speed to 45-rpm and used a much finer groove.

Who invented the 45 adapter?

Thomas Hutchison
These inserts, commissioned by RCA president David Sarnoff and invented by Thomas Hutchison, were prevalent starting in the 1960s, selling in the tens of millions per year during the 45’s heyday.

What is the value of my old 45 records?

Rock and roll and R&B 45s with the cardboard sleeves are worth at least $20, with many being worth more than $200. First pressings of albums have more value than second, third, or subsequent pressings. They are referred to as the “originals” that were purchased when the record first hit the charts.

Can my record player play 10-inch?

All record players do not play every single size of vinyl record. All record players will play the two most common sizes of vinyl record, those being 12-inch and 7-inch, but it is far less likely they will be able to play a 10-inch record.

Can Victrola play 45s?

ANSWER: Victors and Victrolas will play any laterally-cut 78 RPM record. This would include most flat shellac records, with the exception of some early Edison and Pathe discs, which used a vertical cutting method. And you CAN’T play vinyl LP’s or 45 RPM discs!!

Can Crosley’s play 45?

The three-speed turntable plays 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM vinyl records. “The Crosley Cruiser is one of our most popular turntables, and we’re proud of the fact that it has become a staple in the modern American’s home,” said Director of Marketing, Jason Menard.