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    Default A thingummyjig

    I seem to have rediscovered some of the joy of using Xara after a good long while of using other programs like Affinity Designer and Illustrator, just for the learning experience and to stop myself from vegetating.

    As an exercise in Xara, I had a go at drawing this to help me re-learn my Xara Shape Tool skills, as I thought it might be a bit of a challenge for me.

    The challenge for you is to tell me what it is - and exactly what it was used for - and why.
    Bob.
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    Default Re: A thingummyjig

    Hi Bob,

    That is the insert for a 45 rpm record. Turntables have a pin the size of the centre hole of the insert, but 45 rpm records have a hole the size of the insert, thus requiring the insert; unless the turntable comes equipped with its own movable insert.
    John
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    45 rpm records and LP records had exactly the same centre hole, for playing on a turntable, when bought over the counter at the record shop... but you were able to punch out the centre of a 45 rpm single so that it could be used in a jukebox

    so if you bought ex-jukebox records you then needed one of these to replace the punched out bit for your turntable

    not that I was old enogh to buy juke-box records at the time

    [now where did I put that diamond ring...]


    very nice drawing Bob

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    Not in Canada! I don't ever recall seeing a 45 with a small hole and I never bought an ex-jukebox 45. In the early 60's we would usually buy the hot new Beatles and other records at the Hudson's Bay department store. They always had an up to date list of the top 100, if I recall correctly. The problem was rounding up the money to buy one.

    Nice drawing.

    I found one 45 record in a drawer in my office; now where is the insert?
    John
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    You guys have it wrong. Clearly it is a Ninja throwing weapon. Seriously deadly even when made of gold. I suppose it could do double duty when the Ninja wants to play a 45RPM record. That way if someone criticises the music selection the Ninja can quickly dispatch deadly force. The guy who dislikes the Beatles' single Please Please Me won't even see death come knocking. (Advice - don't criticise anything a Ninja does or you won't live long enough to reconsider).

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    @ John different side of the pond

    for example: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-45...130435282.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by browj2 View Post
    I found one 45 record in a drawer in my office; now where is the insert?
    Now where is the turntable -- I haven't seen it in 30+ years...

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    you should have kept it, vinyl is making a comeback...

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    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    you should have kept it, vinyl is making a comeback...
    Yes, very true. Have my Flock of Seagulls single but can't listen to it...
    (Hmmm... Maybe I should style my hair like that again.)

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    Bob -- you did a good job drawing the thingie. Cheers!

 

 

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