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What does 78 stand for?

78 stands for 78 rpm record

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95 inc p&p PLAYS 33, 45 AND 78 RPM RECORDS THE Six-in-One Retro Music System has a stereo record player for playing your 33's, 45's and 78's, a cassette deck and an AM/FM radio with fine tuning dial and integral aerial for perfect reception.
Do you remember Blackjacks and bubble gum, Hi-Fi and 45 rpm records, 78 rpm records, adding machines, Scalextric.
But when I tried it on my own this winter at Freezeout Lake in Montana, I sounded like an old 78 rpm record with a bad scratch playing Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Through the Tulips.
Plugged into a set of speakers you can enjoy your 33, 45 and 78 rpm records in all their original sound and it has a frontloading CD player to play your collection of shiny discs.
London also pointed out that one of the earliest recordings of American klezmer music is a 78 rpm record that has a Yiddish Charleston on one side and a Yiddish shimmy on the other.