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Old 04-23-2009, 09:44 AM
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Steely Dan Nightfly TT on cover

Surprised to see this has never been answered: just what kind of TT is Donald Fagen sitting before on the classic cover of "The Nightfly"?
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:53 AM
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:04 AM
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I'm not sure...but I bet he's smokin' Chesterfield Kiiiingggsssss...
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:14 AM
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Did you notice that he doesn't look near so much a dweeb in this picture as in real life.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:24 AM
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Poor Becker and Fagen...they have the perfect faces for radio...
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:31 AM
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I'm not sure...but I bet he's smokin' Chesterfield Kiiiingggsssss...
lol- and sippin' plenty of java. God I love that album.

I would even spring for the blue jar of Patton's Kiss And Tell.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:37 AM
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The tonearm looks as though it weighs 10 pounds!
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:55 AM
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And the platter looks like a manhole cover.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:57 AM
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Probably a table from the 78 rpm era given the clunky arm and the box full of steel needles sitting on it's rear.
BTW, the album on cover is Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders, from 1958.
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Turntable appears to be vintage RCA or Western Electric 16". Tonearm appears to be very early Gray Labs viscous damped. 5 will get you 10 that there's a GE VR II with an LP stylus on it. Early 1950's vintage typical AM or FM station fare. 6-7 years old by then. Microphone is a RCA 44DX.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:29 PM
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Cool, thanks! Any chance you have additional images?
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:23 PM
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Looks like I found one

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gray-Transcripti...ayphotohosting
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Well the Ebay listing will disappear in time; this thread will be archived: so, I'm quoting from ebay, for "record keeping"...
"Para-Flux A-16 tonearm made by Radio-Music Corporation, East Port-Chester, CT in 1947."
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Turntable appears to be vintage RCA or Western Electric 16". Tonearm appears to be very early Gray Labs viscous damped. 5 will get you 10 that there's a GE VR II with an LP stylus on it. Early 1950's vintage typical AM or FM station fare. 6-7 years old by then. Microphone is a RCA 44DX.


OMG how did you work all that out?

Can you tell us what brand shirt and tie he is wearing?

Good job!
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