Funny My wife and I decided to re-watch twin peaks. Laura palmers father palys a similar cabinet 78 player to one I remember a friend having (no electronics to speak of). Just a bunch of wooden sound chambers. Good stuff.My grandmother had an old 1930's or early 1940's Victrola that played the 78 RPM shellac records. Had a cast iron tone arm with what looked like a small nail for a needle. When she passed away I asked my dad to keep it for me. It was a real collectors item.
One day I dropped by to visit my parents and wanted to pick up the Victrola. He told me he had put it out with the trash. Long gone now.
What a disappointment.