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Early 78

Needle Tech AMI Antique Apparatus European NSM Rockola Rowe Seeburg United Wurlitzer Early 78 4 New Cartridges


The needles listed below fit many of the 78 pickups found on early jukeboxes

This covers a wide range of models from the early 30's through the late 40's and both magnetic and crystal type cartridges

The list includes:

Rockola: 1930's models up thru the 1428

Seeburg: 1930's models up thru the P148

Wurlitzer: 1930's models thru the 1080

Plus many other 78 playing makes like Mills, Aireon, Packard, AMI and so on....


New Needles for Playing 78 RPM Records

Early Style "S"-Shaped Sapphire tipped needles

Replaces Astatic #N4-3S

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3 Mil Sapphire Tip for 78 Records $19.99

Recommended max tracking pressure 10 grams

Floating Point Straight Style Needle

2 mil Sapphire Tip Floating Point $12

Can be used to play 78's or mono 45's/33's

Recommended max tracking pressure 10 grams

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Astatic #51

The Astatic #51 cartridge was commonly used as part of a lightweight conversion in many "Golden Age" jukes with heavy magnetic style tone arms

This cartridge also came stock on post war AMI Models A-E and the Rockola 1428

If your cartridge looks like one of these

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Then you need this needle

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3 mil sapphire tip for playing 78 Records, $23.99

Replaces Astatic N29-3

Recommended max tracking pressure 8 grams

NOS Needles for Playing 78 RPM Records

Below are new vintage needles that are made to fit many of 78 jukeboxes with heavy weight pickups

Unless otherwise marked they are 3 mil Osmium tip

All vintage needles are sold as-shown and are non-returnable items

Since these are mostly steel needles, some surface oxidation is likely

Permo Point Nylon Loud Tone


$10 each

Cole's Coin Machine Needle

$10 Each



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