[78-L] 16 2/3 RPM

Sammy Jones sjones69 at bellsouth.net
Mon Aug 5 10:09:07 PDT 2013

Somebody over on the International Jack Benn Fan Club Facebook page asked me if I had any radio transcriptions cut at 16 RPM.  I told him I did not, and that 16 would be a pretty uncommon speed for radio recordings.  
He said when he worked at a radio station they had Gates turntables that could play at 16, and the speed was marked "transcriptions."  What would have been the purpose of that?  Compatability for recorded books for the blind?
I'm reminded that there were records intended for in-car use cut at 16 2/3...
DL, were those Sherlock Holmes radio shows/talking books from the early '30s cut at 16 2/3?
Sammy Jones

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