30 selections, 45 RPM
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real Ditchburn was the MK2R. This was a conversion from the "Fridge" 78
player (Music Maker Mark 2) to a machine that played 30 45s. The entire
top of the cabinet was cut off and replaced with a glass fibre hood
assembly, the chrome art deco flash was removed and the mech remodelled
with a strange 30 tray stack with 7 inch trays. The bottom of the mech
was still the same as used on the 78 play machine.
"... that the Music Maker Mark II had been cut down and remodeled to
play 30 45's, this was only done on a few model's, (see picture with a
square box style) they then offered to remodel the
Music Maker Mark II to their new production model
the Music Maker 2R, Tthis was sold as a full production
model along side the Telematic
model's from Germany."