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 Post subject: Talking books for the blind
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:06 pm 
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Victor II
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Just picked up a bunch of these with a victrola xvi. Anyone know anything about them? Any value?
All from the early 50's


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 Post subject: Re: Talking books for the blind
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:10 pm 
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Long play vinyl records- originally recorded 1950 - 1953. You can still buy versions of this reading in various formats.

"Scourby was the first person to record the King James Bible issued on long-play records in the 1950s. He originally narrated the Old and New Testament for the American Foundation for the Blind. The project required more than four years before it was completed in 1953. The original goal was to produce a clean, clear recording for visually impaired listeners. The American Bible Society distributed the recordings as The Talking Bible, a set of 169 LP records with a running time of 84.5 hours." (Wikipedia)


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 Post subject: Re: Talking books for the blind
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:05 pm 
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Anyone have any instrest in these records? I have a few of them. Let me know thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Talking books for the blind
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:37 pm 
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I don't know about these particular records, but many talking books were issued at 16 RPM. If you ever wondered why some older turntables have 4 speeds, including 16, there's the reason.


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