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Old 15th Jan 2019, 4:22 pm   #255
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Default Re: Technology related anachronisms on TV and in films etc.

"the record was going clockwise - I checked! Don't know where the tone arm was going though!"
As many phonograph units stored the soundbox and horn in a tray at the back of the box - to anyone who doesn't know better - the needle would be placed at a point closest to the record. They wouldn't have thought about moving the arm/soundbox across to the other side of the record so that the needle was trailing rather that facing the direction of rotation - plowing. Plowing the groove is often seen posted in various places.
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