Artifact of the MonthMotorola Calypso Record Player

Motorola "Calypso" Record Player
Donated by the Claude W. and Nancy Faulkner family

Nancy Faulkner of Fayetteville won this record player in the late 1950s, when she entered a contest sponsored by a cereal company. The contest consisted of identifying items in a picture on the cereal box.

The Motorola Calypso (Model 3H24) 4-speed portable record player was housed in a fiber glass carrying case. The player sold for $79.95, and came in two colors: Jamaican Sand and Ivory (as pictured here), or Carribean Blue.

1957 Life magazine ad for the Motorola Calypso

Artifact of the Month Archive

Artifact of the Month Home















Photo of the MonthArtifact of the Month