It was one of the best moments in The King's Speech when the Geoffrey Rush character made a record on the spot, in his office. The whole plot turned on that moment! If you're looking for a gift for someone who has it all--which may just be yourself--then this original Andy Gard Home Voice Recorder is probably it.
As the original ad from 1959 said:
IT’S NEW! IT’S REVOLUTIONARY! IT’S ELECTRONIC!
A NEW FASCINATING RECORDING HOBBY
Only $14.95 (editor's note: $132 today, not accounting for the rarity, or the extra blanks (11 included here), or the shipping charges outlined below, which would be another $132 in today's dollars, )
NOW! FOR THE FIRST TIME!
You can cut your own records in the privacy of your own home! If you now have a phonograph, send for this extra recording equipment for some of the most enjoyable moments of your life. Put your voice on records, or Dad’s or Mom’s, or your friend’s. Make a recording of baby sister or brother and save it for posterity. Have fun at parties, or in the classroom. Mail recorded messages to your dearest ones. Technical genius and production enables us to send you this complete recording equipment at the low low price of $14.95 — Recording arm and head, Microphone, Pedestal, Tracking disc, Supply of blank discs.
Send $14.95 with coupon and save as much as $1. In postal and C.O.D. charges. Or send $5. deposit and pay postman $9.95 plus postal and C.O.D. charges. Additional blank discs can be ordered from us at $2. per package of 5. Your satisfaction guaranteed or your full purchase price refunded on return of equipment.
INCLUDES 3 BLANK RECORDS PACKED IN HANDY CARRYING CASE
• Attaches to your fono turntable
• Immediate playback
• Simple safe operation
• Records at 33-1/3, 45 or 78 RPM
• Records entirely Independent of fono circuit
• Easy Instructions included