Actually “45 rpm spindle adapter” or “45 rpm plastic insert”. There were other types (most folks would recognize the thin black rectangle version) also used to go over the tall spindle on a record changer that would allow you to stack several 45s on the changer and listen to as many as 6 songs in a row
Wow, does that bring back memories. Now we need to have thousands of songs at our fingertips or we think we’re missing out on something
My little toy record player had a thing that popped up in the middle so you could play 45s, which is pretty much all I had as a kid. For some reason, albeit really good ones, I was never trusted with my parent’s lps.
Very cool, I still occasionally buy packs of the 45 adapters online and use a set of punching pliers and make a tiny hole to create earrings that get a lot if interest. Of course I do the same with actual picks and folks love those as earrings also.
I was trying to tell my 9yo granddaughter a funny story about her uncle and the stereo when he was a kid, but got hijacked by her questions, “what’s a stereo?” “what’s a knob?” and finally just gave up on the whole thing. I felt like such a relic!
This happens to me on a daily basis mostly. Some of my coworkers are sub 25. Even just a 10 year difference is enough to see I gap in understanding of some jokes. Luckily one is a music nut so he can appreciate this.